One more check on email and then it hit me…I am fed up. One after another telling how Medicare needs to be this and do you support that and we need your help and these people are whatever and on and on and on. Enough already we all get it the world needs help but I ask you does it really? Is everything going to end as you know it? Is the world going to end? Or is it Chicken Little again? It seems to me that if each individual took responsibility for the thoughts and actions they have made or are making and worked on improving themselves wouldn’t we all see an improvement? What comes to mind is an article I read the other day about the economy in the mid 70’s in the state of Texas and it mentioned the Savings and Loans Banks had all but disappeared, unemployment was 14% and inflation was the highest in the state’s history (including today) yet in the present Texas isn’t nearly as bad as it was in the mid 70’s. If you allow yourself to believe the media and this administration this obscure article isn’t reporting the truth. I can hear the masses saying well it is different today and it is far worse because …oh really. I was in my 20’s just starting out in the mid 70’s and I know it was much worse than it is today and I found work, supported myself and was content and happy because I didn’t hear every time you logged on or turned on the barrage of negative adolescent chatter. Maybe today with information so accessible in order to keep people’s attention the news is exaggerated to a hypertensive state of mind which perpetuates the myth everything is about to get real bad IF we don’t do this NOW.
I am fed up with the world population constantly finding us (America) to blame for their problems and I am fed up with our government thinking they need to change the worlds mind so they will like us. Yes China may have bailed us out buying our bonds but that is all they bought and do I have to remind everyone they are still a communist nation with an appalling human rights record. What goes up must come down and I think China is not telling the world it’s truth. And then the middle east Iran in particular, in the 70’s they held our people hostage and they still have two hikers have we forgotten them? Iran is out to destabilize the region and we as a world power should think carefully about our allies, true allies, and support only them. To think when we helped the Iraqi people to become free we did so with the agreement that we would be compensated for our efforts and what did we get more hatred and the lives of our American men and women through death and hardship. War never is an answer and never achieves what is intended, peace.
There are so many areas in our lives that need fixing and it isn’t the economy, environment or governments. It is us the human race that needs fixing. I say let us join together and nurture each other, show compassion to the elderly, open a door for a person, smile and say hello, thank someone and mean it, show God how grateful you are for the life you have, be kind to nature and love every one of us who inhabit this universe. We need to stop trying to find the answers externally and focus on the hard questions internally. There aren’t any easy answers and none that fit everyone just hard work and a commitment to be better than you were today. I know the human race can do it. I know I can do it.