Where is Success?
We already discussed how success is punished in this country and in some ways it’s looked down on. Your success may be perceived as the cause of my lack of success. Your success is looked at as an opportunity to confiscate a lot from you to allow the elected empty suits another opportunity to mismanage some of our hard earned money. Your hard work and the rewards of that hard work should provide you a certain amount of disposable income that you should get the first opportunity to mismanage, not an elected individual whose motives are questionable.
I read an article this morning about an unusual group of people who have enjoyed a significant amount of success and they did it all without government interference or more importantly in spite of any government help. “Why Amish businesses don’t fail” By Geoff Williams informs us that they enjoy a success rate of about 95% while the rest of the population suffers with a 50% success rate.
Their success seems to be the result of hard work, cooperation, simple methods, and commitment. Mr. Williams blames the high success rate on how these unusual people are raised in simple environments where they’re taught to get up early to milk the cows and do their chores. He doesn’t say this in the article but it is implied that there are strong family ties and a sense of obligation.
If I was to try to emulate the Amish to enjoy my own success, I should be part of a strong family.( Strong in terms of everyone works hard, like each other and care about each other) Also a strong family in terms of a healthy work ethic and a positive attitude despite limitations and setbacks. Another important quality should be honesty, commitment, integrity, and love of country. Lucky me I never realized my Italian immigrant father was Amish; I’ll give up my cell phone and computer at a later date.
Well we learned something from this article. Success is the result of hard work, good family and qualities such as honesty, integrity and commitment. Have you ever noticed none of our government programs or offices involve any of these. The closest they come is possibly an Office of Family Planning. (Is this office intended to prevent you from creating families?) The government does not do anything to enhance an environment to allow success. On one hand they depend on success to confiscate our rewards to give them something to mismanage. The results of their actions actually punish success. If I were running that business I would have to have a long serious discussion with senior management to determine what their objective was.
If you want to collect enough money to reward you and your friends and illegitimate family members through corrupt government programs as well as your failed attempts to manage the government and do what has to be done, why not create a better environment to allow success, not punish it.
The secrets of success are clear to the Amish, and millions of others who have been successful in the past. Elected empty suits have no idea how to recognize it or nourish it or maximize its effectiveness.
When you aren’t smart enough to count to 20 without taking your shoes off, avoid doing any brain surgery. That’s a simple concept, why can’t we get that from our elected officials.
Vote the Bums Out,