Without vision, we perish, or at least we get stuck with plans and agreements that impact everyone but serve no one.
Prime example: the whole US Congress and our often spineless president, who have managed to lock us into a totally non-visionary plan aimed at avoiding default that in truth seems to make no-one but cable news pundits happy. And for these pundits the only happiness lies in the fodder it gives them for more ongoing commentary.
Now I know the Congress isn’t totally to blame for this mess. We’re all part of the culture that demands quick fixes and is addicted to fear, unfounded reporting, and blame. We’re all at least partially the creators of an economy that puts our undiscerning trust into things like forever increasing housing prices and the big gambling casino masquerading as the stock market instead of finding a better way to discern what’s truly valuable. Continue reading