Dr. Eli’s simple and amazing advice.

Last night I was watching well-fed congressmen and senators on CNN expressing lots of compassion for Americans who lost homes,  jobs and can’t pay the bills. They talked about the suffering of innocent kids, single moms, and the poor. Darwin was right. We live in a ‘survival of the fittest’ realm. These politicians will get reelected in the midst of an economic meltdown. I asked myself a big WHY? Then I  had the greatest revelation in my professional career as a psychologist, something simple that we all knew but didn’t pay attention to during election time.

We the people lost our distinction between lamentation and action.

We feel close to people who express that they care. We trust people who hug us and kiss our babies. We vote for people who show a force of personality and passion for the downtrodden. We follow those who make sound promises. We marry those who say ‘I love you.’ We hire those who know how to talk. Actually, we have lost the fine distinction between word and action. A journey may start with a single step, as they say, but we think it starts with a thousand words. We have been duped by ourselves,

Dr. Eli’s simple and amazing advice to you is to quadruple the number of times per day that you say to someone, “OK, I heard yah, but what are you going to do about it?” Knowing that your people have lost the distinction between word and action, you won’t immediately succeed:

“I am going to take care of it, don’t worry.”

“OK, but what action would you take to remedy the situation?”

“I will think about it.”

“That is not action.”

“Hey, lay off.”

Let’s face it, it won’t be easy to get anyone to force congressmen and senators to tell us what they will do about any crisis, we have got to do it with Dr. Eli’s insight and VOTE ONLY FOR POLITICIANS WHO TELL US WHAT THEY WILL DO (A PLAN OF ACTION) TO SOLVE A PROBLEM.

Let’s face it again, it won’t be easy for anyone to come up with an effective plan of action (EPA) to solve a problem. Hey, reader, you want to really improve your country, read my next posting; what’s an EPA?

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