Yesterday the photos, baseball display and baseball card display where hung on the wall in the Den/Study/Weight Room. Moving is one of those gifts that keeps on giving! Today, stuff will be hung in the dinning room-maybe! The process of hanging stuff on the walls takes more time when two people are involved in the adventure. When an entire country is involved in a decision the process becomes even more difficult. The larger the number of people involved in the action the more complicated finding the answer becomes. We should have learned that lesson from Adam and Eve.
Unfortunately, we are living in a time when too many of us still think there is an easy answer to our questions and concerns. Too many of us believe that the answer we have for a question is the right and only answer, simply because it is our answer. Sadly, this is the attitude of the one moving into the White House later this month. Folks who believe they cannot be wrong are a very destructive force in any organization. Statements like, “I know more then the Generals.” and “Only I can fix it.” show an inability to be wrong that can only be disastrous.
Sadly, as Garrison Keilor writes, “So he won. The nation takes a deep breath. Raw ego and proud illiteracy have won out and a severely learning-disabled man with a real character problem will be president.” So, how do we move on from here? What can we do to overcome a White House filled with narcissists (1. a person who is overly self-involved, and often vain and selfish. 2. Psychoanalysis. a person who suffers from narcissism, deriving erotic gratification from admiration of his or her own physical or mental attributes. … For the narcissist, his or her internal world is more real than the external world. )?
I wish I knew what to do. I have been writing to my Senators and Congressman hoping enough folks (more folks did not vote for Donald Trump then did vote for him, by a lot.) will keep contacting their Senators and Representatives encouraging them to question, test and evaluate the actions and plans coming from the White House before taking action on them.
The process of finding an answer to the questions facing Our Country is not simple. Hanging stuff on the wall in a house becomes more complicated with each person added to the decision making process. Different walls create new challenges. I have been hanging ‘stuff’ on walls for fifty some years. Today, for the first time, ever, I drilled into an electric wire. The process of hanging stuff on the walls just became more complicated. Answers to Our Nation’s questions are not easy. In an ever changing world the answers become ever more difficult to find.