Words of Wisdom for a Hurting Nation

Regardless of what phase of our lives we are in, no U.S. citizens can deny the recent changes in our economic climate.  The political climate has shifted as well. I would even go so far as to say that both are in direct correlation with one another.  Some feel that these changes are for the worse. Some for the better. No matter your personal political views, all can agree that many individuals and families in this country are hurting. Businesses are closing, joblessness continues and families are being displaced as homes are being foreclosed on in countless neighborhoods. We can’ t help but be reminded of the struggles our country is currently experiencing because the telltale signs of a hurting nation are all around us.

I can go on and on about the difficulties our nation is facing, but that is not what this post is about. On the contrary, the objective of this post is to pose a question or a challenge, if you will. Looking back over the history of the United States, a pattern of resilience has persisted regardless of the struggle our country was facing at the time. Given this, allow me to pose this question to you… What if we as a nation used our current struggles to rally ourselves and make a lasting change for the better? What if we were to allow the political climate of 2011 to spark a unified change for the betterment of all Americans in 2012 and beyond?

To heal our nation’s economic climate we must first create a climate for change. As any personal trainer, teacher or life coach will tell you, creating a lasting change begins with a change in the way that one thinks. Creating the climate for change that I am proposing requires that a desire for prosperity, unity and hard work be at the very core of our nation’s set of values and belief systems.  I would argue that these core values are in the hearts of every American.

Dear Oceania,

                This is the former president, President Ortiz, and I just wanted to write a letter of inspiration. last year was full of ups and downs. Many feared the downs but as one united nation we motivated and supported each other. Do not fear failure holds a purpose. Always keep a positive attitude. What I advise you to do as a country is to become one of value and not just success. I can’t express how important it is to stay true to you and be leaders. the biggest mistake you can make is to be followers. Others will try to persuade you to do things that will hurt you if you act impetuously.

                As leaders you are also thinking and trying to better situation. When an idea is introduce do not juts act immediately. you need to think deeply and thoroughly about the pros and cons of the idea and topic. If everyone is thinking the same then nobody is thinking. Do not be pressured into anything and everything. do whatever it is you want. Do not do want the other countries want you to do. I once read in a  book that true happiness is dependent upon the morality of cooperation, friendship, care, and concern. Look out and be welcoming to others. But as much as I love people in general they can be cruel and backstabbers. so on that note, please be careful who is eating at your dinner table.

                I encourage you to be creative and intelligent when it comes down to the senate. You know that you have a successful senate when someone is always talking. Every job is going to play a keep role. Everything that is constructed in this world must start from the ground up. A building needs a foundation or it is not very stable. I also want you to keep in mind that it is not how you start, it is how you finish. yes the start is important that you try to start right; but CHANGE is always an option. Like I said earlier, failure results in lessons and the lessons result in some sort of change. Be loyal and disciplined. You have greatness in you, so do not make excuses. instead get the results.

                When I was president I did not view this as a game and I did not think I was higher than anyone else. Every piece of a puzzle is important. I encourage that everyone think of bills to propose. Take pride in your country but do not get big headed. There are many things I wish I could share with you but I can’t. I do not know you guys very well but I believe that everyone has greatness in them. if you want to find that it is you want on this long road, then don’t you dare leave a stone unturned. most of us in this day and age need to change our mind set when it comes to a task like terra nova. Please do not get me all wrong many stones will be harder to turn then others. The harder ones are the most important to turn over because those are the very stones that are unexplored.

                I really want to stress out the concept of patience. I was in my oval office, or living room, and was looking at the fish tank. I decided t to hit the glass vigorously to see if the fish would come to my finger. Well the fish actually backed away from the glass and looked frightened. So then I decided to just gently place my finger on the glass and WAIT. Gradually the fish drew closer and closer to my finger. Eventually the fish was face to face with my finger tip. What I hope that you get form this story is that patience gets you what you desire. When the glass was being banged on, my purpose was lost and was frightened to approach me. The purpose went away from the direction I wanted it to come. Some want things to happen. Some wish things could happen. And others make things happen.

                You always achieve what you believe. The saying ‘sticks and stones will break my bones but words will never hurt me’ is the worst saying you can advertise. This is because what you speak you believe and what you believe you achieve. the ideas of tomorrow are planted today. I want you guys to be the best, not one of the best. Always be prepared to redraw, redesign, and rebuild. Concentrate. Concentration is a lack of distractions. Be humble, grateful, and always seek knowledge. Be righteous and just.

                Now I want to quickly describe Oceania last year. We did not start off to strong. We owned islands and a little slice of mainland. My cabinet was greatly discouraged when we were well into December. I had never been in this type of position before. I had a nation under my guidance. So on winter break I really gathered myself and had several meetings with my cabinet members. After winter break a great change occurred that was very discouraging. I really then started to step up and encourage my country. We started on the right track. we as a country were very peaceful, hospitable, and calm. by the end of the year we had so much land that we went over, up and to the side wall (ask Mrs. Fetch). My point is that we started off discouraged. But patience brought us to placed that we never had imagined. Our success, I think, originated from our patience and unity.

                Another thing is that do not be discouraged if another country is bigger than you. It is not how much land you have it is how you establish what you have. Please always keep in mind that our actions, words, and thoughts are the foundation to our buildings. I wish the best of luck to you. I can’t tell you how to run your country but I do hope you are wise in your choices and gain something form this letter.

                                                                                                                                                                Sincerely,

                                               

                                                                                                                                                                President Ortiz

                                                                                                                                                                (Democratic Party)

I realize that it’s easier to tell someone how to create positive change than to actually do it. But if the concept is simplistic enough for a young person to understand is the reality of that concept really  that unattainable? Sure, many changes require that these values be in the hearts of our elected officials, but if they are truly representatives of the people these values will prevail if they truly are, as I say, in the hearts of the American people. These are some sobering thoughts as we enter into an election year.

 So what say you in doing your part to meet the challenges I have presented in this post? Will you meet my challenge to do your part in creating a positive change in our economic and political climate? Doing so would require that you use your core values of hard work, unity and prosperity to achieve these objectives. Begin by doing your part in fostering unity and advocating for those belief systems that you hold dear. In addition to doing all that you can in your own communities, contacting representatives and voting is one of the best ways to begin creating a lasting change. Enough discussion. Let us now  take action for the betterment of our nation. It is up to us, America.

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