Wednesday, November 5, 2008

To Change

So the election is over and Obama won by an overwhelming majority.  I think that this sends a very strong message that the direction the United States was heading was not the direction we wanted to go.

It is my hope that we can lay aside our differences and possible hurt feelings to work together.  Our country is not in the greatest shape.  If we want prosperity, we really need to reevalute our wants and needs not just as a country, but on an individual level.  Keeping up with the Jones' is not going to work any longer.  Living off of borrowed money is a thing of the past.

In Dickens' David Copperfield, Mr. Macawber says,“If a man had twenty pounds a year for his income, and spent nineteen pounds, nineteen shillings and sixpence, he would be happy; but that if he spent twenty pounds one shilling he would be miserable.”

The misery has finally hit.  Let's look at the mistakes we've made as well as the mistakes others have made.  Let's look at those who are prospering not only at home but abroad.  We cannot be afraid to change because change is happening to us whether we like it or not.  We cannot be afraid of losing our identity because as long as we are genuine, we will always be who we are.

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