However, sometimes people teach me what NOT to do.
This afternoon someone I follow on my Twitter feed (@Xiphos_Trading) posted the following:
"Obama's $300B in jobs is an election stunt. He's had 3.5 years to create jobs and has proved he doesn't have a clue how to."
While I could focus on the political aspect of his comment that is not where my focus was when I replied saying:
"You're a maniac if you believe any single president could."
My point is that this type of thinking is typical of the masses (i.e. the herd). That is, those who give politicians far more power than they actually deserve. Do you honestly believe a single politician has the power to create millions of jobs for an entire nation?
Continue to bitch and whine and you will succumb to the reality that you ARE the herd. You belong to that group of people who are followers and not leaders.
Your responsibility in this world is to create a future for yourself and your loved ones. Many democratic countries were born (in part) out of this premise - that from nothing one can create everything.
Dismiss the politics that are going on these days. Your life does not depend on the outcomes of an election, nor whether Obama can create jobs. If you don't have a job then go out and find one! "There aren't any out there", you say? You aren't looking hard enough. This world is more abundant that we will ever know. There is an infinite amount of resources, jobs, money, etc. It's our task to tap into that abundance. This requires that you separate yourself from the herd (and herd thinking, complaining, etc).
Guys like Rick (@Xiphos_Trading) are part of the herd. Yes, Rick. You are part of the herd.