The other day, my friend was steaming over his supposed rotten life. The first place prize in his blame game went to President Obama.
“President Obama got us into this mess,” my friend said. “I used to have four employees for my business, and now, I have zero employees. My wife and I have to do everything. Some of our friends used to make big bucks. Now, their wealth has declined, from being upper class to middle class. The ones who make all the money are the crooks (Wall Street bankers), and they all got away with it.”
“So you are not happy with your life?” I asked.
“No!” he shouted.
“You have a good life,” snapped his wife. “You play ball with your buddy at 2 p.m. After work, you go ballroom dancing at 4:30. You travel as much as you want to, from Asia to America. You play mahjong as much as you want and any time you want. If that’s not a good life, what is?”
“Yes, we have to do everything,” she added. “Business is very slow. But the trade off is that we have no management problems.”
Now, that’s some perspective!
To my pal, someone else said, “Life isn’t fair, but it’s still good! Please don’t confuse the two. You are unhappy with the Obama administration, not unhappy with your life.” ♦