I am an Ultra-Conservative, Alpha-Male, True Authentic Leader, Type "C" Personality, who is very active in my community; whether it is donating time, clothes or money for Project Concern or going to Common Council meetings and voicing my opinions. As a blogger, I intend to provide a different viewpoint "The way I see it!" on various world, national and local issues with a few helpful tips & tidbits sprinkled in.
In today’s political arena and the harsh reality of today, Mickey Mouse and Santa Clause would not win an election.
As much as we wish, the nice guy hardly ever wins! That doesn’t mean it doesn’t happen, but more than not, the slick liar will win and the nice guy who holds back the punches and calling the liar out on the carpet goes home the loser, knowing they could have won. If the stakes are high enough and the objective is a noble one, then one cannot be passive to win. Since passive means to do nothing, even the law has a clause called self-defense.
“He who knows how to flatter also knows how to slander.” - Napoleon Bonaparte
By pure logic, if a cop carries a gun and a criminal carries a gun, then is the cop as bad as the criminal is? No. A cop uses his weapon for good. A criminal uses it for bad. Not the same side of a coin. Not everything is an either-or proposition!
How can the nice guy win? It takes a person who can thread the needle and navigate the rough seas without losing himself to the giant sea monster.
Respect for others is non-existent in many areas, the elderly are pushed aside like rubbish, and material possessions are valued above people and community involvement.
“I think it's a terrible shame that politics has become show business.” - Sydney Pollack
We need people to watch what one does NOT what one says! Words are meaningless if they are not backed up or put into play. It is easy to promise the Moon, but impossibly to actually deliver on that promise. Prove your worth at any job, and the job option is yours.
When you play with pigs, you will get dirty. That doesn’t mean you have to roll in the mud, that just means when you walk through the mud, you will get dirty.
When you take a highroad, there is still mud and dirt on the highroad, how you choose to travel the road, and if you make it to the end is the more important issue, not whether along the way your pant cuffs stayed sparkling clean!
If you want to win and succeed for a greater good, some times you have to get your hands dirty in the process of rolling your sleeves up. That doesn’t mean you compromised your character or were not true to yourself, it does mean that the cause was worth the fight and effort!
Do you play to win or play to lose? Do you play not to win, which is not the same as playing to lose. Do you just go through the motions to make yourself feel good and clear your conscience in hopes just to play hard enough, but not too hard as to win? That by no means is an end around to the ends justify the means! Some things are worth fighting for, while others are not. When you are the leader, you don’t want to mislead or give false impressions. You can’t play to not lose, you must play to win, you have to go for it!
Many times, you have to be bold, to be imaginative, and to be nimble thinking. Trial and effort helps to develop leadership qualities, because you have to take the initiative and continue the momentum forward. Ultimately, these invaluable skills translate into life skills and become second nature. It’s not just a matter of knowing, but doing.
It would be great if we could build a massive impenetrable dome over us, but we all know that is not realist. Just like there isn't a pot of gold under the rainbow, yet some of us wish and dream there was. We’re all dreamers, but as adults we set goals not wishes!
Don’t bother others, learn to live under your means & let others live as they choose. Good advice if the real world worked that way, but bullies always feel threatened. Some people do die trying to be somebody there not. Neutrality does not prevent you from being attacked.
“It is madness for sheep to talk peace with a wolf.” - Thomas Fuller