Okay, the festivities for the inauguration and Martin Luther King are over, and it's time to get to work. It's time to compromise in order to get anything done in the next four years.
Let's face it everyone tries to gain control at one time or another. It's a part of life. People want control of their lives, at home, at work and in government.
Does it happen? I daresay we like to believe we have control, but there is always someone fighting you for that control. Example: My husband says if he says red I'll say blue. He just wants me to agree with him sometimes. I tell him I do, but I, also, have a mind, which I use, and when I don't see eye to eye with him I say so. Often I do concur with what he says, but I want to throw out another thought (blame it on reading The Devil's Advocate), or am I just being contrary as he says. Wink!
To me debate is healthy, and I love to have healthy discussions even if I don't agree with the person I'm talking to. When there's a problem with talking to another being is when one person is so sure they are right that they won't listen to another's ideas.
This happens with all of us at one time or another, and even if I am the one in control (once in a while) I need to listen to the other person (hubby in this case) because they have ideas, too. Everywhere people are trying to convince others their beliefs are the right ones. Sometimes it takes trials and errors to find what works and what doesn't. One time the idea might not work and the next time it does, or vice versa.
Everyone makes errors and that includes governments. I like to watch and listen to debates, and I wait until it concludes to form an opinion. I like to listen to all the news media outlets to hear what they think even though I have decided for myself where I stand. There are times when I'm not sure where I stand because I agree with both sides. Sure there is a battle for control going on in our Congress, but for me, our government's process is fascinating.
So many complain about our government, but we still have the best because none of the parties have complete control no matter who is in office. That's why our Congress is divided into two groups, The House of Representatives and the Senate. Our forefathers set it up this way so there would always be a healthy discussion before a vote, and that is Democracy.
This is, also, the way all relationships should work. Discuss the topic before making a decision. My final thought is no one has total control, and you shouldn't have because you would be living under a dictatorship in your country and your home.
I know many of you will disagree with my analogy of our government and your home life. You have a right to your opinion, and so do I.
Have a great week everyone, and I'll see you next Sunday.
Sandra K. Marshallhttp://www.eirelander-publishing.com