Sunday Night Musing

I wrote an entire page to post and abandoned it so I am just going to throw out some random things that are rattling around in my brain.

I saw this Friday on CNN Money


Why don’t we have a link to a how-to for the best technique for strangling puppies???
It is good that I am NOT God – there would be some definite “smiting” going on.  This is the kind of thing that makes me want to move to another planet.

The opening of the stockmarket tomorrow morning has the feel of the terrible car wreck that you drive by and do not want to look, but you can’t help yourself.  If that wasn’t bad enough, a car wreck would usually be cleaned up and gone the next day when you passed that spot.  I don’t think that will be the case here.

The election news is nothing but a contest of who can pick up the biggest rock and throw it and if there is mud clinging to it, all the better.  I don’t care which side you are for – I wouldn’t give two cents for the whole pile of them.

I’d like a little nobility, a little humility, and a little compassion – you know, leadership qualities?

Why does it seem that the people we choose to lead us so often have nothing that resembles those qualities?

Seth Godin wrote:

To really stand for something, you must make difficult decisions, mostly about what you don’t do. We don’t ship products like that, we don’t stand for employees like that (“you’re fired”), we don’t fix problems like that.It’s so hard to stand up, to not compromise, to give up an account or lose a vote or not tell a journalist what they want to hear.

But those are the only moments where standing for something actually counts, the only times that people will actually come to believe that you in fact actually stand for something.

That is what I want to hear.  If the only way you can get ahead is by making everyone around you look bad you are not leading.  When who you are makes everyone around you look better?  That’s the leader I want.  Tell me what you are for and what we need to do to get there.  Stand for something, tell me what that is, and if I vote for you – do your damnedest to take us in that direction or tell me why and what has changed.

If there is a lot of mud flying around it will eventually cover everyone in the vicinity. Be the diamond that sparkles in the dirt – that will get my attention.

Be the one who makes us all ashamed to profit off foreclosure.  Be the one that makes us lift each other up because we feel like we are all better being around you.

Hope everyone had a great weekend.  Tomorrow it all begins again!