What counts now is not just what we are against, but what we are for. Who leads us is less important than what leads us-what convictions, what courage, what faith-win or lose. A man doesn’t save a century, or a civilization, but a militant party wedded to a principal can. Adlai Stevenson.
Adlai Stevenson was a man who in his time, who in my opinion, would have made a horrible president. Obviously , many thought as I did, the man lost in a landslide when he ran against Dwight Eisenhower in 1952.
In spite of this, the man has made some brilliant, memorable and lasting quotes, many of which have stood the test of time.
This quote of his exemplifies what we as Americans need to understand in today’s volatile political world climate. Too many people on the conservative side are concentrating on what they don’t want instead of what they want, they are being driven by fear. Therefore they are bringing what they don’t want into fruition. As we think we reap.
Combine this with the left concentrating on what they want and you have a recipe for disaster. Both groups are materializing the same thing.
While who leads us as a nation is important , by thinking about what we want , that thinking will give us a good leader in contrast of always thinking negative.
In order to get the country out of this mess we are in and return to sensibility, the solution is simple.
What can we do?
There are still many more conservatives than liberals in the country, if the conservatives would simply realize this simple fact and start focusing on what they want, soon their thoughts would out weigh the influences from the other side and we could return to something to would resemble common sense.
Maybe some people would better serve their country if they stayed out of politics and stuck to what they do best. It takes a certain breed of person to understand what best works in the world arena. Some are destined to make the observations, others are destined to carry them out. Very seldom is it the same person.
As we begin this new year, let us begin to focus on what we want and how we can accomplish that. Let’s leave the negativity behind just as we left 2013 behind.
Remember, we always receive what we focus on.
Gary has been a writer/ photographer for over 20 years, specializing in nature,landscapes and studying native cultures.Besides visiting most of the United States, he has traveled to such places as Egypt,the Canary Islands,much of the Caribbean. He has studied the Mayan Cultures in Central America, and the Australian Aboriginal way of life.Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in many different parts of the world!
He has published several books about the various cultures he has observed.
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