Are You Tired Of Politics, Yet?

by Wendy Schauer on October 10, 2012


The Thinker

I really don’t like election time.  The political ads get negative and nasty and many people take what they see as the truth.  How did we become a land of where the right is correct and the left is wrong and vice versa?  Why do we let our ego be the driver?  Yep, I said it.  Our EGO. Unfortunately that is the place where a lot of decisions are made from.  Instead of fighting I would love to go back to the basics and then build up from there.

This is what I wish:

1.  No child starves.  There is no reason in this rich land that a child in the USA should starve.  I don’t know how that is possible.  It breaks my heart and I make sure I give to do my part help those in need.  Please do not ignore the children in need.

2.  Each child is taught a good work ethic and how to be productive in society.  We all need to do our part to make the world a better place.  Doing everything for your child does nothing to teach them how to stand on their own.  Self worth and self-confidence comes from doing.  I have seen parents enable their children to the point that the child does not know how to take care of themselves.   While I understand where they are coming from and they want the best for their children ultimately what good does that do?  It certainly doesn’t help the child nor does it help society.

3.  We all live by the Golden Rule.  Treat others as you would like to be treated.  Treat others with respect.  Don’t look down on someone because they didn’t have your upbringing or they have a different job than you.  We are all the same.  We are people who need to be acknowledged and respected.

4.  Honor that we are not perfect.  It makes my angry and very sad that society has dictated that we must be perfect.  If we make a mistake we might be fired, sued, or bullied.  Wow, no wonder we are stressed, anxious and depressed.  No one can live by those standards. We are human.  I do expect people to give it their all but I know perfection isn’t going to happen.

5.  We all take responsibility.  So when we do make a mistake it would be nice if we took responsibility for it and then, the people we apologized to, realize we are human.  I always look to see what my part was in any event.  I apologize if it was my error and I learn from it.  Take responsibility people, there is great learning to be had from your mistakes.

6.  Teach and support those who didn’t grow up privileged.  By privileged I don’t mean rich.  I feel privileged because I was raised by fabulous parents and went to great public schools but we were not wealthy.  I can take my knowledge and help and support others so they can blossom into what they want to be in life.

7.  Bring back common sense.  Unfortunately, common sense isn’t as common as it once was.

I challenge you to step back from the political baloney and look to what can make a better world for everyone.  We need to find common ground and work together for the greater good.

With Passion and Conviction,


Tiffany October 11, 2012 at 11:11 AM

This is fabulous! So very true. We should all focus on the things we can help with more than the things we cannot. Thanks for putting this out there!

Linnea Comstock October 13, 2012 at 12:20 PM

I agree completely!

Cherie Miranda October 16, 2012 at 5:52 PM

Brilliant, Wendy! I couldn’t agree more!!!

Dave October 17, 2012 at 2:25 PM

Awesome thoughts!!! I would like a “Take an opposing view point to lunch day” To get the Dems and Repubs back hanging out again. Spread the love!

Robert October 29, 2012 at 6:04 AM

Funny, I couldn’t find a doc in my entire STATE who does this sort of thing. Thanks.

Greg October 30, 2012 at 7:56 PM

If we were a civilized society your wishes would be taken for granted. And as you point out, ego is the problem; and who have the biggest egos? Politicians. I think hating politics is a healthy response. Election day is in a few days and it is hard to stomach any of the choices offered; the few I like don’t live in my district so that leaves me nothing. Thanks for the post, it helps.

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