DonJohn is running for President, again. You know that. What you may not know is that DonJohn was a charming child. How do we know that? We find the truth in this little, not so scholarly history of politics. Press play, and as you listen, let the music be a clue about just how drab and boring the election season is certain to be.
I listen first to the Democrats and then to the Republicans, First to Joe and Bernie and then to DonJohn and Mitch. I think they are all talking about the USA and about our problems and issues, but it’s hard to know for sure. As best I can figure, the Dems think our most critical issues are healthcare and managing the people wanting to come in from Mexico. The Repubs are mostly concerned about the Dems and whether they will actually be able to displace DonJohn and Mitch in 2020.
It must be more thoughtful than it first seems, so I try to go a little past the surface. Joe and Bernie are focused on and fighting for the twenty percent of us who struggle to make ends meet while DonJon and Mitch are committed to preserving the status quo and the privileged position of the twenty percent of us who are getting along just fine.
I’ll take another pass at understanding what the fuss is all about. DonJohn and Mitch want to reduce controls and constraints on business and wealth expansion while Joe and Bernie want to regulate and contain business and wealth concentration to redistribute those benefits down the line to the workers among us and especially to the twenty percent least wealthy among us.
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If you are having a major personal crisis or a tragic life experience, people might sympathize; but if you are just off your game and things are going sideways for you, no one cares about your bad day. I know, that’s harsh, but it is what it is. So what to do? For the answer, press play and suck it up.
Although it’s usually not the wrong choice to stand up, speek up, shut up and sitdown, it’s worth considering if this may be the time to just shut up and sit down. We’ve all heard about the benefits of being able to speek well, but just because you can speek well doesn’t mean you should. Let’s give some thought to the benefits of keeping our mouths shut.
For example, Will Rogers pointed out what seems obvious but is frequently ignored. He said, “Never miss a good chance to shut up.” Austin O’Malley knew the chief benefit of silence, “If you keep your mouth shut you will never put your foot in it.”
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What’s your take on this question. “Do meetings ever start on time?” If it’s hard to know, when was the last time you showed up on time for a meeting and it started right on time? It would not be surprising if you can’t recall. I’m having a little rant about that. Press play and join me. You can rant a little too, if you want.
Have you gotten a robocall that turned into a scam? There are endless robocalls and many if not most are scams. Some time in Scam School may be just what is needed to scam-proof yourself. This session includes three scams and a chance to think about how you would handle them. Press play and join the session.
Whatever the job, not everyone has the juice to get the job done. The question is then, “Who has the juice?” More to the point, do you have the juice or is this one of those times when you just think you have the juice. Press play and check it out for yourself.
Have you had any experience with looking for someone and not being able to push away that emptiness that comes from not finding the one you are looking for? If so, you will relate. If not, lucky you. Either way, press play and come along.
What if I were to tell you that if you make only one little adjustment you will be perfect? Is that you i hear saying, “I’m all in with that?” You do recall that someone once said,”Fools rush in…,” don’t you? At least press play and listen before you commit.
Charlie and Carol are moving to Texas, or are they? It’s a big decision. Press play and listen in as they discuss their choices.
This scaredy cat is not in a nursery rhyme but most of us can identify. Press play and come along for the trip.
I don’t believe this but maybe you will. Probably you won’t believe it either.
The time is now, and the place is a yet undiscovered planet toward the edge of the Milky way. Of course, the beings who live on this planet know who they are and where they live. By undiscovered, I mean that other than you and I, no one who doesn’t live on the planet knows about it; and even if they did, it and the people living on it would be of little to no interest. Neither they nor their planet is anything special in the scheme of the universe, at least the universe where they find themselves.
On this insignificant planet, there are areas and divisions that seem fairly arbitrary but are of great significance to the planet’s people. For the sake of simplicity, let’s refer to these arbitrary areas as countries. The current count is 195 countries, with seven and a half billion people inhabiting the 195 countries.
If each country got its fair share of the planet’s people, each would have nearly 40 million citizens, but not much is fair on this planet. I won’t bore you with a list of everything that is not fair but just know that it would be much easier to catalog what is fair. That would be a tiny catalog indeed.
Hang in there with me. I’m getting to the crux of this tale. One of the 195 countries – call it USA – sprawls between two of the Planet’s oceans between two other countries: Canada and Mexico. USA has states and territories beyond these boundaries, but the only point is that it is really big and has way more than its fair share of resources and people: 327 million.
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