Unlike The Candidates In The Final Days,You Can Go Places For Any Number Of Reasons
In these last two weeks of the Presidential campaign, the two major party candidates only travel to states that they feel serve some purpose to visit. They only have so much time.
Senator Obama visits states he feels he has a chance to win.
Senator McCain, at least at this writing, goes where he feels must to spark a comeback or to keep up appearances.
Is this a course we should follow in life? Given that we only have so much time, should we only go to places where we are reasonably certain things will go well? Or, if things have gone wrong in life, should we allow ourselves to reach a point where we go places only because we feel we have no option?
It’s easy to go where we know things will be good. It’s easy to go somewhere because we feel we have no choice.
Politicians are practical to a fault. Most are at least. They will use what works and discard what does not.
I think a good course to follow is to go as many places in life as one can regardless of underlying circumstances. These places can be geographical locations, or mental places where you consider ideas outside your normal day-to-day thinking. This could also mean seeing people and talking to people that you do not normally speak with.
As a general rule, it is best to not behave as politicians do. This is for no small reason that politicians often feel they have little option to act beyond the narrow range allowed them by the general public.
As the candidates pursue their schedules for the needs of the moment and put forth ideas that they feel people want to hear, remember that you have a far wider range of options in your life.