GREED! SELF CENTERED BEHAVIOR! SELF SERVING!
Both sides are calling their kettles black. Want to know what I want to see. Less talk and more action.
I don't want to hear a Republican talking about a democrat and vice versa. I want them to both take a voluntary pay cut and stop their living high off the hog. I want the people who took the equity out of their homes and ran down to Florida in the hey day and sold a contract on a condo that wasn't even built for double the money and then took that money and tried to parlay it into some scheme that would return 15% to stop crying and learn to live within their means.
These are just examples of what I am sick and tired of hearing. When everything was jumping and all arrows where going up a number of people made a lot of money and a lot of them turned a deaf ear to the signs and symptoms. Well whoever and whatever. We can take forever arguing just who did what or we can CHANGE things little by slowly and it all starts at home. Instead of taking everyone elses inventory, take your own. How can I change and what can I do differently.
I firmly believe, as a society, if we do not change, we will GO some way, some how. Get with the program. What was the lesson in the experience???????
This is not written to give you an answer. I search every day to find my own. I write about the quality of life in the Hudson Valley. I feel if we, as a people do not do some major changing, there will not be much more quality anything. I am writing this in the hope that we all think, think, think.
I have a favorite story that I just recently saw, for the first time passed in email. I think it is very appropriate for todays times. I would like to share it with you.
HEAVEN AND HELL
A holy man was having a conversation with the Lord one day and said, "Lord, I would like to know what Heaven and Hell are like." The Lord led the holy man to two doors. He opened one of the doors and the holy man looked in. In the middle of the room was a large round table. In the middle of the table was a large pot of stew which smelled delicious and made the holy man's mouth water. The people sitting around the table were thin and sickly. They appeared to be famished. They were holding spoons with very long handles that were strapped to their arms and each found it possible to reach into the pot of stew and take a spoonful, but because the handle was longer than their arms, they could not get the spoons back into their mouths. The holy man shuddered at the sight of their misery and suffering. The Lord said, "You have seen Hell".
They went to the next room and opened the door. It was exactly the same as the first one. There was the large round table with the large pot of stew which made the holy man's mouth water. The people were equipped with the same long-handled spoons, but here the people were well nourished and plump, laughing and talking. The holy man said, "I don't understand." "It is simple," said the Lord, "it requires but one skill. You see, they have learned to feed each other, while the greedy think only of themselves."
GROW OR GO
WHAT'S IT GONNA BE?