Post election thoughts you should consider

With the election finally over, it’s time to purge all those negative feelings you’re holding.

If your man lost, and you think the President is the worst person ever, calm down. The country will survive.

If your man won, and you’re just angry at the pummeling and unending number of derogatory remarks he’s taken over the years, calm down. Please stop rubbing it in the other side’s face now that your side has won and you have something to cheer about.

Fact is, our country needs to move forward and both sides could handle toning things down and working together more.

And more than likely, if you’re reading this, you could handle focusing less on politics and more on your work. And more importantly, your dreams. Your plans. Where you want to be in five years.

So, here’s some Eastern philosophy to chew on. You’ll get both of the quotes if you just think on them a bit.

“The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work.” — Richard Bach. (Hat tip: Zen Every Day.)

“The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.” — Chinese proverb. (Hat tip: Zen Every Day.)

Keep moving,

Stan R. Mitchell

Oak Ridge, Tenn.

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16 responses to “Post election thoughts you should consider

  1. Julio Ibanez

    “Fact is, our country needs to move forward and both sides could handle toning things down and working together more.”

    Definitely!

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  2. The teeth-gnashing I’ve been seeing from the Right is pretty pathetic, but the GOP needs to understand one thing very clearly right now: whatever they’re selling, the majority isn’t buying. Time for new leadership and new ideas, and none that involve treating women, minorities, and the GLBT community like second-class citizens.

    Well stated, Stan.

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    • Hey Gus!

      Thanks for the comment. It occurred to me earlier as I saw O’Reilly and several other prominent Republicans and pundits saying what she be done that they’re going about it all wrong — at least from a business/marketing perspective… Because the truth is they don’t know. They’re not moderates. They’re not independents.

      What they SHOULD do is say, “Hey, we’re Republicans. Our party lost. We — so called experts of the party — don’t know what we thought we knew.”

      And from there, they should do what a struggling business does that’s trying to get turned out. They should gather data from those they’re trying to reach. Find out what’s pissing them off or not attracting them to the GOP.

      Now, will they do this and learn from this loss? I don’t think so. It’s not looking that way, at least, yet.

      Anyway, again, thanks for the comment and for stopping by.

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  3. I know that second quote well.
    As for more work less politics, if you are self employed there is lots of uncertainty (politics in general) and it causes reluctance to move (new business, growth, hires etc.)
    And i do not see as many people chasing their dreams as i did in the mid and late 90s. Maybe it is who i am around…maybe people play too many video games and do not know how to dream.
    Am i becoming an old cynic? Aw fudge!

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    • Yeah, I’m not sure of the data on that. I think with the recession that there have been far more start ups than we’ll ever know for a few years. I think most of them begin in people’s homes, everything from baking to ebay to mowing yards and raking leaves.

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  4. Daniel Nest

    True true. There are enough headaches in our lives to create new ones by endless arguing of “us vs. them”. Well said, sir!

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    • Thanks, Daniel, for the comment! And if you don’t mind me asking, how in the world did you come across my blog? : )

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      • Unfortunately, that information is classified. Therefore, I do mind you asking and will not divulge any further details 😉

        I was visiting and commenting on Carrie’s blog post about the dreaded book signing, and noticed a comment chain between you and her. The rest is history!

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        • Cool deal! I just wondered because it seems Europeans are often intimately interested in our politics and wondered if you had googled that or something else.

          Are politics as brutal and ugly over there in Copenhagen?

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  5. Not at all, to be honest. Denmark has a multi-party system so there’s generally less polarization and “one side vs. the other” mentality.

    Then again, I’m probably the wrong person to ask since I tend to stay away from politics to the extent possible – seems to be an emotionally charged topic for many people.

    Which, I guess, is why I’ve enjoyed this level-headed post!

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