In my last item I spoke of the importance of the small things. Here I wish to look at the Subject of politics. As I said in my first blog on this e-mail, there is only so much and so many subjects that one person can successfully cover by themselves. So there comes a time where you have to decide what is the most important to you and spend most of your time covering that. Sure if you have time to cover other subjects too, then fine, do that too, but not to the risk of your preferred field.
Thus the reason I don’t normally discuss political things is not that I don’t have strong political view, but that the things I do find time to write about, are more important to me than many other things including Politics. (In fact it is probably good that I don’t write on things political, as Lynx and I are basically at opposite ends of the spectrum when it comes to our personal political views.)
As well, it is not that I have no interest in politics, but that I have seen in my nearly 40 years of voting that, even when the party you prefer wins, they don’t always do what you agree with either, and so unless you are prepared to be really involved and join a party or such, one really has little chance of changing much, no matter who you vote for. (And here in Australia, you have to vote. It is compulsory!).
So rather than waste my time and energies on subjects I have little real influence on, I much prefer doing and taking care of the little things that I can directly influence, rather than comment on something that I don’t have a strong connection too or feel as strongly about.
What about you? Are you directing your time and energies into areas where you can have a direct influence, like me with my little things, and Lynx with her political views? If you want to make a difference and a change in this world, don’t just talk about it but get involved personally and practically, even if only at a small level. So continuing the New Year’s challenge of late, “What Little thing can you do now, whether for a political Party or some other cause?”