Personal Responsibility for Robbing a Bank

The following Ted talk outlines the reasons for the massive bank losses that helped instigate the financial crisis that hit us all in 2008.

The speaker points the responsibility directly at the bank management & the regulators.

Is it possible for them to have done this without our complicity?

We might want to ask ourselves the questions, have we ever taken on too much debt, have we found ourselves short of income at the end of the month, have we ever asked anyone to over value our home or done so ourselves?

While watching this video we might think about that, & when he gets to the end, decide for yourself whether he opens the door to that possibility.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ClfBxWPkBKU&noredirect=1

 

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Climate Change vs Internal Change

“What’s the use of having developed a science well enough to make predictions if, in the end, all we’re willing to do is to stand around & wait for them to come true.”

The above quote refers to Climate Change but it made me think of what we do to ourselves internally. Don’t we tend to think negative thoughts & then watch those thoughts play out in our life? We stand by & let it happen.

We watch others change their lives but cannot always ‘see’ our way to change our own. Are we afraid of failure?

What does our self talk sound like? Do we agree that the world is not working well? Do we default to the positive or shy away from it?

When the world turns the heat up, is our internal reaction to simmer & wilt or to cooly contemplate the situation before reacting? Losing ones cool usually does not lead to internal peace.

Internal change can counteract climatic change. It depends on our perspective.

David

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Success

How do you measure your success?

Is it by money, fame, or against your values?

There are so many things going on in the world, even our small part of the world, that it is impossible to control the outcomes.

Therefor it makes sense to go with the flow.

This takes patience & a willingness to be flexible.

The answers we look for are never clear & hearing other points of view, helps formulate our actions.

The guidepost or our rudder is the internal voice, our intuition, our value system.

Once outer actions align with these inner values, happiness & satisfaction are enhanced. Peace of mind is possible.

Success isn’t the fast lane or a fast car, it’s the longer journey that less stress provides.

David

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