It’s come to this, because of us. Rather than accept our power with responsibility we give power to those willing to seize it – politicians. Then we mistakenly look to those politicians for leadership.
WHY POLITICIANS ARE SO INEPT
Politicians are playing the game they have been hired to play. If we want politics to change we must change the rules of the game.
It is not about resources or know-how or knowledge. Why so many are struggling is about our use, misuse, and abuse of power.
IT’S A JUNGLE OUT THERE
Think of this contrast of the few, I-me-my versus the many, us-we-together as the potential of one person alone versus the potential of many people together. The potential of the many is far greater than an individual alone. Human society is greater than the sum of its parts.
THE UGLY TRUTH
My distinction regarding politics: The use of power employed for the benefit of a few or for the benefit of many. For the few or for the many. The fewest of the few is one. The greatest of the many is all.
CAN’T HANDLE THE TRUTH
In the United States and unfortunately too often around the world, politics is elevated to a lying, cheating, stealing art form, an art form with many accomplished masters. We are going to try to make sense of the political art form.
The pendulum has swung to an extreme. Either the “me culture” will manifest a self-destruct sequence and our current system will die, or we will embrace our personal power, overcome the “me culture” and advance.
People Power and Politics
Right now, money and power are more concentrated than at any time in history. The more power concentrates the more personal finances come unhinged and the more anxious people become.
Personal power comes with a burden – responsibility – and that burden exacts a price. The added weight of responsibility takes a toll on the individual bearing it. Power people abandon is inherently corrosive. Over time, bearing the burden of additional responsibility, even a selfless person is tempted to turn from “we” to “me”.
FORFEITING OUR POWER
Why can’t we get along and cooperatively and collaboratively express more life? The answer rests in our fundamental mistake of not accepting and embracing our personal power.