Tuesday, March 9th, 2010 at
No more whining, bitching, moaning, griping and complaining.
At a social function recently, 90 percent of the chitchat I heard were whimpers about the economy, how bad Obama is doing and how much the health care plan sucks, ad nauseam.
Finally, I had heard enough and I blurted out, “In the ‘80’s when the economy was booming, did you get rich?”
“Uh, well, no” answered the small crowd’s speaker.
“But Reagan was president and still you didn’t? What about when Clinton was President? He created a big national surplus, certainly you got rich then?”
“If you were standing in the healthcare haven of France right now, as you describe, would you be any healthier than you are now?”
Silence was his answer.
“Look”, I said, “stop worrying about the national economy and focus on your own economy. Don’t worry about who’s running the White House and concern yourself with running your house better. The only health care plan that matters is your health care plan… for you.”
In my observation, it is just as easy to fail in a good economy as it is in a bad one. And it is just as easy to get rich in a bad economy as it is in a good one. Why? Because the economy has nothing to do with it.
I know many good, capable, smart and hardworking people who have been whacked by unexpected consequences of the economic winter we are in. It happens to the best of people even in the best of times.
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