We hear a lot today about “Thinking out of the Box,” “Re-framing,” and “Creative Innovation” and yet, when we seem to need it the most, we see very few examples of it. Our nation’s Capital seems to be a perfect example of a barren wasteland when it comes to creative thinking that can solve our current problems and deal with our growing challenges.
That’s interesting when they seem to be so well-versed in creating new ways to spend our money, increase our debt, and tax our citizens.
We’re fast approaching a point that will require RADICAL THINKING to achieve the necessary turn-around that can return this great nation to the success, respect, and peace of mind we once enjoyed.
Those who are there now, on both sides of the aisle, obviously need some practice in this new way of thinking. They actually need to consider reversing their current thinking patterns. Maybe the following exercise may be of assistance to them.
Let’s start with an exercise that examines the way we currently live our lives!
Life is tough. It takes up a lot of your time, all your weekends, and what do you get at the end of it? … Death … a great reward!
I think the life cycle is all backwards. You should die first, get that out of the way, then you live 20 years in an old-age home.
You get kicked out when you’re too young, you retire, and then go to work. You work 40 years until you’re too young to enjoy your retirement.
Then you go to college, you do drugs, you do alcohol and you party every night until you’re ready for high school.
You go to high school, you go to grade school, you become a child, you play, you have no responsibilities, you become a baby, you return to your mother’s womb, you spend your last 9 months floating around in the comfort of darkness and silence and you finish off as a gleam in someone’s eye!
Sounds better, doesn’t it?
Now maybe they can begin to consider how they’re currently governing and the necessary changes which need to occur, Let’s hope so — before it’s too late!
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