There have been times in my life when I’ve been told things I didn’t want to hear.
We all have a tendency to go along in our own world, believing what we tell ourselves because it’s easier. If things are not as we imagine them then we’ll have to change, do something about it. That is harder and so sometimes we all put blinders on and just continue on the same path.
Doesn’t make the mistakes we’re making any less valid, but we are choosing to do nothing about it, as least for the moment.
As a country we do the same thing. We continue to make the same mistakes, elect the same types of people, pump money into the same major corporations hoping for a different outcome. It never works and we continue to get the same results. Unless we change, but that’s hard. It’s almost impossible to even imagine because as a country, when you look at the details, listen to what’s right in front of our faces, we are in so deep that it’s paralyzing.
I watched Inside Job last night. For those of you that don’t know, it is a documentary on the financial crisis of 2008. It chronicles how we got to where we were then and continue to be now. It was educational, I’m not a finance person by any means, and it absolutely stunned me. It made me sick to my stomach. Not so much that it exposed the complete gluttonous greed that exists in this country, but the end of the movie showed that nothing, nothing has changed.
People have to make tough choices in their life if they want to change major patterns that continue to produce the same disappointing results. As a collective people, a country, we need to do the same. It is never easy and in both cases perhaps ignorance really is bliss. Depressing, but true.
That’s all from the laundry room. Keep Dreaming.