If you have grown up in America you know exactly what this title means. You know how it works.
The paradigm is I win-you lose . All our schooling prepares us for that day when we enter the world untethered to find our way in the competition for a good life.
Some of us won’t win. We see them out of the corner of our eyes.We care about them after we win….a little. Not enough to make them winners, however.
We learn to shape the truth to our needs. Its a little white lie we say with a sheepish grin, that’s all. How could anyone fault us for that?
We discover that whether its work or play, home or away, we have no idea if we can trust what most people say . We wear so many layers of masks , we no longer understand how others view us. We actually believe we are putting on a pretty impressive show.
Anyone who has travelled internationally or read international news can tell you, Americans are only fooling themselves. Perhaps instead of pretending it will all be better when a new president is in office, perhaps we get down to the real work of change .
Let’s first accept where we are.What are our strengths ? Where can we improve as a nation? Who or what needs immediate attention? What are my motives when I go out in to the world everyday?
A people willing to be blind to their own unwise choices cannot possibly attract a wise ,honest leader. Like attracts like.
Let’s detox. If you ‘ve lived in America for a while, you will come to want to do that,we don’t live in isolation. We affect each other.
It’s work. Clearing old ways takes courage and will and love for who you are and you can become.
The journey is rich . It gives back with every step.
Don’t take my word for it, keep asking for direction from your wiser, higher self. You will find your way .
Americans can own their shame for choosing, with eyes wide open, self interest over the health and welfare of all.
Life will become sacred to you . Precious .