“Temperature is an entropically defined quantity that effectively determines the number of thermodynamically accessible states of a system within an energy range.” Thanks Wikipedia; I think.
Question: When the weather is cold do people come together? Well, if you access birth records, you will find that July, August, and September are the big baby months. Babies like to show up when it’s hot and people like to make babies when it’s cold. Put ten people in a room and turn down the thermostat. Before long, everybody who liked having their own individual space will be huddled together for safety and warmth. Our environment has an enormous impact on how we live our lives. When the job market, the weather, and the stock market are hot, we all move around more, travel more, take more risks, and live life to the fullest. Action! But, when the environment gets cold–bitterly cold–we move indoors, we withdraw.
However, hard times, tough times, don’t have to break us. We can use them to make us stronger! Put an overweight person on a workout routine every day, monitor his food intake, and make sure he gets enough sleep. What will happen? He will shed pounds, water, and fat! He will get stronger and build muscles.
We should take a good look at the country of Iceland. Not just because they are a cold place but because they went bankrupt. Their system collapsed! They consumed more than they produced! They didn’t band together when times got tough. Instead, they argued with each other; they divided & their system collapsed. We may not be Iceland but the United States of America is starting to turn into the Divided States of America. We are allowing each other to suffer because we are only grateful we didn’t lose OUR job, OUR money in the stock market, or to some Ponzi scheme. But they are us! When any one of us loses we lose. There is no us and them. Just us! We are in a room (a country) that has gotten very, very cold. We can all huddle together, take only what we need, share everything we got, and get through this together or we can argue, point fingers, not take responsibility, and freeze to death!
Do you know what the average cost of a home in Detroit Michigan is? $18,000.00! That was the price of the average home in the early 60’s! Half of Detroit has left! Streets are abandoned! Are we going to let our cities die because we are scared and don’t want to take responsibility for each other? How about this, let’s start by picking one thing and saving it! As soon as I’m done writing this article I’m going to open a checking account in Citibank. I’ll deposit $100.00. What if we all did this? President Obama got elected not because a few fat cats gave him piles of money, he got elected because practically everybody gave a little. We can’t hoard our money and expect our government to bail us out of OUR mess! We want out of this mess? Invest in America! Invest in us! Pick a bank, open an account for whatever you can afford. We can become a country again of action instead of a country of reaction! Reaction to rumors, reaction to fear, reaction to the unknown. Do we want to play offense with our lives or defense? It’s time to take our power back!
Again I Repeat
We can become a country again of action instead of a country of reaction! Reaction to rumors, reaction to fear, reaction to the unknown. Do we want to play offense with our lives or defense? It’s time to take our power back!
Talk to you next time!