Feb 9, 2020
The past few weeks, no matter
who you are in America have been unsettling. Businesses and leaders
have watched the circus in the media and in Washington waiting for
a sign or as I call “waiting for a light in the forest”. The youth
have watched adults make idiots of themselves and mom and dads
every where have had to deal with the unsettling nature of what
happens when adult supervision is absent in DC and the hell is
causes on youth. Clearly “lord of the flies” is not just a book but
a reality. I don’t comment on politics or news taking one position
or the other, I just find the a sense of gravity portrayed in DC to
be unsettling to the youth trying to figure out where they fit in
to the world. Often I wonder how so many adults rely on the news to
determine who the are or what is possible. I often scratch my head
when any adult relies on who is president or who is speaker of the
house to determine their particular future or happiness. No adult
should determine their future and their day to day actions on a
presidential tweet or a ripping of paper after a speech. Life YOUR
live and raise your kids to be fearless no matter the debacle of DC
or of social media trends. There are great men and women out there
truly unconcerned with who is running for office and who cares
nothing about what the new trends are on social media. I am
constantly search for “diamonds in the rough” and find so many who
are above all this nonsense. I know a couple in Minnesota who love
the land and the environment and love their fellow humans. I remark
about this because they left the grind of Chicago to live off the
bounties of the land and without electricity and have for 35 years.
They know only love and passion and compassion. They judge no one
but for what that person brings to the table. I know of a business
leaders and multi millionaires who don’t have a social media
account even to this day because they select what information they
want to process and select what types of people they associate
with. And they are oddly not phased by the passed two
You know why,because great people
seek simplicity in the complex world around them. They certainly
don’t keep adding to the complexity of DC to throw them into a
downward spiral regarding who is right and who is wrong. The don’t
seek more chaos they do however lead people through the chaos by
making things they do real and valuable.
But the whole process is still fun
to watch for me because I have sick sense of humor. The DC
shenanigans is hilarious every second yet is remarkable difficult
to explain to our children when we just told the kids to be honest
and strong and not to throw temper tantrums. But it is wicked fun
to watch adults throw tantrums and hear my sons say dad that guy
lies or that woman disrespected that adult. “Oh well, some adults
are stupid son” is not a great parenting language.
Personally I stopped being effected
by trends or the DC shuffle after I led men in combat. I think many
outside influences stopped after combat because combat is a teacher
The truth combat teaches is life is
short and the best things you can do is always be the best version
of yourself no matter the circumstances. Combat also teaches that
fear is completely the dumbest emotional response to any situation.
Combat also shows that brotherhood is everything, look out for each
other not just yourself.
Combat also teaches the critical
skill called relentless pursuit.
Each of these great lessons from
combat get obliterate when news and social media and lack of adult
supervision supersede each lesson with some notion that the
opposite lesson is actually true.
Brotherhood of combat falls prey to
racism and sexism. None of these were felt in combat because
everyone was equal.
No fear from combat is destroyed by
watching one party project fear of another and the willingness to
destroy each other out of fear.
What surprises me most is the
complete loss of that relentlessness to live and be better everyday
that I felt in combat. I am surprised I can hardly find that level
of “drive” in the blame culture of DC and the perpetual news
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