This 19th of January we sit on the eve of a tumultuous time in our nation's history. Whether you voted for Barack Obama or not, are there really that many people out there who want to see him fail? With our nation's economy teetering on the brink and with the world responding in extraordinary ways (like China passing a several hundred billion dollar stimulus package) are there really all that many people who wish for Obama to fail?
Of course, for success to happen we all have a lot to consider, don't we? It's kind of like a question I heard posed on one of the New Programs, that is: "To what are we going to recover to?" It is a deceptively simple question, but at it's heart is something really important. That is, do we recover to the conspicuous consumption of the last decade or do we recover to something more proportional? Do we recover to a world where, like Warren Buffet, the wealthy live in homes like the rest of us or do we recover to a world where the wealthy flaunt their circumstances and decisions in a way that make the rest of us feel lusy?
I don't know where this will all end, but I do know that we all have a lot of soul searching to do. We all have to ask ourselves; on the eve of history, as our nation once again passes the torch of leadership peacefully--who is it that we are becoming; who is it that we want to be? Who are we and where are we headed as a people and as a nation?
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