Americans know that American politics are upside down. And Americans know that American business is upside down. And Americans rarely see the ironic reversal of both business and politics being upside down.
Business schools teach managers to cow-tow to every consumer demand, while Republicrats give lectures on why the people are wrong. Shouldn’t a business define itself while the people lecture the politicians on what to do in office?
The problem isn’t with politicians nor business managers, but with the public. It’s time to wake up: Only the people make sure that the right people do the right things. · · · →
Orange can’t be purple. This may seem unfair, but any other way would be unfair to everyone because sunsets would not be beautiful.
We look at many activities and ask about our “rights” or “why God is or isn’t angry”. When, in fact, it’s not our actions that matter as much as the results of our actions.
Actions may seem benign in themselves, or harmful. Often, however, the opposite proves true with the results. And it is the results that determine whether actions are good or bad. Being honest with ourselves about our actions is part of growing up. · · · →
Every school class has the same basic roles: the class clown, the handsome athlete, the rich kid, the nerd, the awkward musician, the fat-smelly kid, etc. Every student has problems and redeeming qualities alike—every student.
I was the awkward musician. And I always liked fat-smelly kids. Because the secret about the fat-smelly kids is, they really are cool. But most people don’t see it until everybody grows up.
Politically, France is the class clown, America the athletic jerk, and China the fat-smelly kid. Everyone has honest potential and we all need to grow up. · · · →
Why Big Boys don’t Cry (mp3)
The strength of opposition reveals the strength of character. When your leaders are angry with you, it’s because you’re not living up to the standard they have for you. Many angry leaders don’t realize: The angrier they are, the more they believe in the people they are angry with.
Often times, we don’t respect ourselves as much as our critics do. We don’t think we are as capable as they do. We throw the tomatoes back instead of being thankful for the complement.
Being “macho” is about pretending. Real “big boys” don’t cry because they don’t find a reason to. · · · →