MANY CAN DRIVE AN OX; FEW KNOW HOW TO PLOW

How many road users can contradict the fact surrounding large numbers of duly licensed drivers on the road that cause a major risk to others?


How many people can contradict the fact that large numbers of supposedly well-educated individuals out there lack even basic courtesies in their dealings with the public?


How many workers can contradict the fact their bosses try to assert their superiority even when they are utterly wrong in so many different ways?


How many of us can deny the fact surrounding our politicians that change colors faster than a chameleon when it comes to serving their electorate?


How many of us have never met a person resorting to cheating the innocent in the garb of providing help?


The plain and simple answer to all the above questions will be ‘hardly anyone alive!’


I could go on indefinitely but how will that help? It is up to us, and no one else, to watch for our own interest in the best possible fashion and not go by the packaging of a product presented by someone we tend to trust easily.


Albert Einstein said it so well: “If most of us are ashamed of shabby clothes and shoddy furniture, let us be more ashamed of shabby ideas and shoddy philosophies…It would be a sad situation if the wrapper were better than the meat wrapped inside it.”


Man’s ingenuity knows no bounds. Little wonder we have touched unforeseen heights and visited the unimaginable depths, traversed the entire Universe like no other life form and created innumerable ways and means to make our lives ever more comfortable.


Short of controlling nature in all its finest glory, mankind has become the uncrowned king of all species and sub-species, space and galaxies, continents and sub-continents, even indomitable mountains, glaciers, rivers, seas as well as the abundant resources Mother Nature has so obligingly showered upon us.


In our quest to compete among ourselves, we have conveniently forgotten the very basic rule of differentiation that determines the connection between our individual mental as well as physical faculties leading to an unhealthy one-up-man-ship visible all around us.


We all have our own individual roles in the scheme of things and must fit into the role to complete the puzzle of life. However, there are those among us that claim to be masters of all trades whether they know the intricacies or not.


They pay scant regard to the fact that their irresponsible behavior coupled with even more irresponsible decisions and/or Executive Actions could jeopardize the future of entire nations, not just some individuals.


Given position of authority, these individuals often cause unforeseen hardships and grief to the masses. Their lack of precise knowledge to deliver on their mandate brings public outrage at the very least. At times, such irresponsible actions can go far deeper. We have all seen elections where we end up choosing the lesser evil out of the available options. The resulting omission brings to the fore the painful realization of handing over the reins to an incompetent person that knows how to drive an ox but not necessarily how to 'plough' the field.


A more common scenario is widely visible in the business segment where incompetent inheritors bring doom upon a successful enterprise. The incumbent the incompetent might carry the aura of training under the patriarch but his/her tunnel vision and/or preconceived notions become biggest hurdles where crucial decisions dictate survival or disaster.


In their zeal to create an impact and leave a legacy, more often than not, these so-called questionably outstanding, individuals forget the basic dictum:

“He who greases his cart-wheels helps the oxen.” – Unknown


We can see a clear reference to the masses, the employees, the clients, and/or the customers that ultimately suffer at the hands of such incompetent individuals.

You are not getting it from me alone: history can testify to this fact many times over, as it has been a mute witness to man’s shenanigans over thousands of years.


One of the most visible results of such governing style is disenfranchised public that cannot wait to show the door to these highly untrustworthy ‘gentlemen farmers’ that take advantage of the gullible by their manipulative oratory and hidden agenda.


Lesson:

  1. Be Well Aware of Your Rights: ask questions, actually pointed questions, that would help bring out some parts, if not all, of the hidden agenda as soon as possible

  2. Judge them on merits and not party-lines alone

  3. Read in-between the lines, why? Because what the LARGE letters give, the small letters take away!

This is your only chance because once they get elected the Secret Service will become their firewall and keep the voting public out like a DEADLY VIRUS, a Trojan horse of some kind!


















Man’s ingenuity knows no bounds. Little wonder we have touched unforeseen heights and visited the unimaginable depths, traversed the entire Universe like no other life-form and created innumerable ways and means to make our lives ever more comfortable.


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Short of controlling nature in all its finest glory, mankind has become the uncrowned king of all species and sub-species, space and galaxies, continents and sub-continents, even indomitable mountains, glaciers, rivers, seas as well as the abundant resources Mother Nature has so obligingly showered upon us.


In our quest to compete among ourselves, we have conveniently forgotten the very basic rule of differentiation that determines the connection between our individual mental as well as physical faculties leading to an unhealthy one upmanship visible all around us.


We all have our own individual roles in the scheme of things and must fit into the role to complete the puzzle of life. However, there are those among us that claim to be masters of all trades whether they know the intricacies or not.


They pay scant regard to the fact that their irresponsible behavior coupled with even more irresponsible decisions and/or Executive Actions could jeopardize the future of entire nations, not just some individuals.


Given position of authority whether perforce circumstances e.g. inheritance to a large business empire, or lack of other viable choices like in an Election where we end up choosing the lesser evil out of the available choices, the onus rests, in almost all such cases, upon the shoulders of the one that knows how to drive an ox but not necessarily how to plough the field.


In their zeal to create an impact and leave a legacy, more often than not, these so-called questionably outstanding individuals forget the basic dictum: “He who greases his cart-wheels helps the oxen”.


You are not getting it from me alone: history can testify to this fact many times over as it has been a mute witness to man’s shenanigans over thousands of years.


One of the most visible results of such governing style is disenfranchised public that can’t wait to show the door to these highly untrustworthy ‘gentlemen farmers’ that take advantage of the gullible by their manipulative oratory and hidden agenda.


Lesson:

  1. Be Well Aware of Your Rights: ask questions, actually pointed questions, that would help bring out some parts, if not all, of the hidden agenda as soon as possible.

  2. Judge them on merits and not party-lines alone

  3. Read in-between the lines, why? Because what the LARGE letters give the small letters take away!

This is your only chance because once they get elected the Secret Service will become their firewall and keep the voting public out like a DEADLY VIRUS, a Trojan horse of some kind!

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