Written by Michael Adeleke
After the G-20 summit in South Korea, I found it appalling the media backlash both President Obama and the
But a paradigm shift is only achieved with many caveats. You see, the attitude of the American republic has shifted from self-determination to government reliance, victimization, and entitlements. We have changed the sentiment of “how can I create value?’ to “where can I make money?” to the increasingly popular “let’s just make money”. Now, my goal is not to ruffle feathers or demean ideology. I am neither an expert nor pundit. I am a simple, candid individual who looks at
These “nobodies” in the global sense are now saying they do not want to do business with us. You know that you’re government is too big when you go to
“You will never change that which you are unwilling to face.” This principle by the author, pastor, and dean, Dr. Robb Thompson epitomizes the sentimentshared by a vast majority of Americans. We need to face music and look at the facts. For goodness sake, we are twelve trillion dollars in debt. What happens
We need to abolish this victim mentality and embrace the ideals of John Locke and self-determination. In my region of Chicagoland, I encounter many people who possess the victim mentality. Yet, when I spend time with my affluent friends, I am exposed to a much different mindset. Wealthy people, on average, have a different outlook on life. They are detail-oriented and painstakingly meticulous. Also they adhere to the message of “the buck stops here.” They are convinced that their ultimate success or failure is solely derived from the choices they make. The fact that they are wealthy is no coincidence. We need a paradigm, shift.
Again, I am not ranting or attempting to demean the liberal ideology. Regardless of my personal opinions, I highly esteem many prominent liberal economists and leaders who possess the ability to analyze objectively and face the facts.
Now, I do not want to be another talking head who fails to act. In other essays of mine, you will see some of the things I am doing to put my work into action. Nevertheless, our nation, as a whole, needs to start to think long-term. Overtime, Americans have become short-term thinkers and slaves of instant gratification. But this type of mindset can never succeed. All successful people are, in some way, long-term thinkers. For America to prosper, it must do the same. We truly need a paradigm shift.