The Status Quo Deserves a Major Upset?


2016-05-12 – I used to love to do jigsaw puzzles. Nights when I had nowhere to go. Nights when my peers were out partying. I was home assembling scenes of the Swiss Alps. 1000-piece puzzles. I learned a lot from the experience and I’m going to let you in on a secret.

Jigsaw puzzles do not assemble themselves.

They take a lot of patient and mindless work. It’s kinda like politics. Day after day we see the celebs of the political world making politics seem easy. We never see the thousands of volunteer going door to door or making mind-numbingly repetitive phone calls to get you and me out to vote for that celeb pol.

It’s like putting together a jigsaw puzzle.

Lately, there seems to be a movement among angry voters to want to upset the status quo. You see this with Trump supporters. You see this with Bernie supporters. They are mad at the establishment and they just want to break the system. They want to shake things up.

I’m sympathetic with that. There’s a lot wrong with the system. Nothing trickles down. Everything trickles up. Hell! It doesn’t just trickle up. It gushes up. So it’s not a bad idea to want to shake that up. But here’s the thing.

Jigsaw puzzles do not assemble themselves.

So when you break the system, you have to be ready to go in and pick up the pieces. Because, if you aren’t ready, there are people who are ready. And you probably won’t like what they put into place to replace the current system.

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