Overall, there is a feeling of resentment towards people who make a lot of money, is this justified? Were we not all a part of the problem? Did we say ‘no’ when we were offered easy credit? Can we now blame the banks for all our woes? We want the banks to suffer but then have we stopped using their services? We want the rich to be taxed a great deal but if they stop employing us, who will?
Is there really anything to be gained from this victim mentality we are choosing to bear? When we look for someone else to blame, are we doing ourselves any favours?
A lot of questions, no doubt, but it does all make me wonder. Is our life improved in any way by blaming everyone else for our misfortunes, whether justified or not?
I suggest we stop blaming the rich, the banks, anyone in a better position than us and that we start to look inwards to find our own salvation. No one can possibly care for us or our families as much as we do. The government is looking out for itself as the politicians just try to do whatever the highest paying or noisiest people want. All the politicians are concerned about is staying in office as long as they can and making the popular call. So why bother waiting for them to make the country the way we want it. We say we are democratic and yes, we are. However, I remember reading something along these lines in the Poisonwood Bible, if 51 out of a hundred people vote for something, it does mean that 49 people disagree on this very thing. That is a lot of people who disagree so how can we say democracy is the voice of the people, it is the voice of some people.
Again, let us learn to take responsibility for ourselves and those of the community around us. If we all could do just that, I think our respective countries would be better for it.