August 31, 2013

Let The Good Times Roll

If one does not recognize limitations it can lead to psychological problems. We no longer are standing alone on the mountain. We are in the lead but other countries are clawing at our behind.

Over the years we became fat and out of shape. We led the good life for decades and relaxed by taking on excessive debt rather than recognizing our superiority is slipping. We borrowed in excess to let the good times roll and we lost our work ethic thinking we were invincible and wanting more.

The second reason for our decline is more admirable. We encouraged the rest of the world to be like us. At the end of World War II we were the last industrialized country standing and we did not use this superiority to take over the rest of the globe. We encouraged countries to take the route of democracy. We gave them aid and bribed them to become like us. Many of these countries did it and others like China, India and Brazil are now bonafide competitors. A second wrung of nations such as the southern African countries are aggressively in the game

The result is some of our children have grown up, left home and no longer do everything we want or say. Now we are truly in a competitive world and one of the luxuries we no longer can afford is to be the worlds policeman. We are burning resources in an attempt to hang on to this superiority at the expense of our own future. Like all parents, we still love our children but now we must spend more time looking out for our self....

1 comment:

  1. Well said...and we must start reflecting on our habits, now!