Posted by 64bowtie on January 26, 2005, at 18:09:30 [reposted on January 28, 2005, at 1:37:23 | original URL]
This "chucklehead" kills ten and mames 180 and we stand by and say, "Poor thing! He must be troubled! Poor thing!" Others might say, "OMG where's the parents?" (he was 25 and had a wife and child; he was his own parent!)
I'm not coming from a point of heartlessness! If I were, I would have started out with, "That guy is a candidate for the 'Darwin Awards' except he wasn't actually removed from the gene pool before having at least one child!" I didn't say it that way! I'm truely not heartless as you will see...
We are in bad times right now. Less attention is being given to where we are going and more attention is being given to, "Can't we go faster?" Other questions are, "Why can't I be more richer?" and "Shouldn't I spend more milk-and-bread money on recreational drugs and the lotto?"
We can make a difference! We do have the power to make a change; to make changes! We need a plan! We need to start by studying the horizon down to the landscape in front of us. We need to learn to be each other's coach; to coach each other.
This is not the only way. Obviously, putting everyone in straight-jackets and starving them till they yell, "UNCLE", is another way! Coaching each other is however, a do-able way. Along the way, we can learn to hold ourselves accountable for our own proclivities.
I counted 8 different books on coaching on the shelf between "Borders Books and CDs" and "Barnes & Noble Bookstores" so "Pat Croce On The Road", (Fox TV), and "Dr Phil" aren't the only sources of coaching technique.
The tough part is seeing! we doit all day every day! ...or do we? ...perhaps its either 'rose colored' or '**** covered' glasses between us and the good new information! Regardless, we are in an emergency situation, TODAY! Time to stop guessing and start working, whether it 'feels-good' or not!
We are responsible for the world around us. Lets roll up our sleaves and get to work, inserting our personal power for change, and get to work, NOW, TODAY!!!