Thoughts about politics of life…
I am expounding my ideas on politics, (not the kind of politics you are thinking, which is divisive.
My mantra …
“ Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost.”
“ One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.” Plato
“ All of us are neck deep in politics everyday of our lives. Every organization on earth that involves human beings has its politics. Politics does not have to be a bad thing. Actually politics can be a good thing when we bring people to the table to sit down, work together, compromise and get things done for the common good.” BILL GINDLESPERGER
And these thoughts…
Your life is affected by what you do. Your life is also affected by what other people do.
It’s important to pay attention to the actions of others and to be aware of what impact they will have on your life. But you’re not going to have much success at influencing those actions.
What you can do with considerable impact is to exercise thoughtful and intentional control over your own actions. That is far and away the best place to invest your time and energy.
Maybe you can have some influence over what other people say, do, feel, and believe. But for the most part, people are going to do what they’re going to do, and any influence you have will be fleeting and minimal.
Very few of your problems are ever going to be solved by friends, relatives, neighbors, or the government. The vast majority of the problems solved and goals achieved in your life will be largely up to you.
Keep that in mind when choosing where to expend your time, focus and effort. Exercise the considerable control you have over your own actions and discover what a meaningful positive difference you can make.