- Our current administration was built on the Hope for a Change. Processes continue to be slow - accountability for those who are at fault remains ineffective especially for the clean up efforts in the Gulf.
- Courtesy and basic human politeness had deteriorated to such a degree in personal interaction as to be non-existant.
- News media have de-evolved from bringing concise, important information to tabolid trivia and sensationalistic gossip and conjecture.
- We react to problems rather than act toward solutions.
As a pronouced futurist, one who was always looking as to what will happen in the next week, month and decade - it has become harder for me to envision a holistic atmosphere of improvement. Even the small increments of positive change have become slogs through mire - unfunded directions to do more with less resources, less time, and ultimately less results.
I've been known to be risk-adverse. I like to plan and come up with alternatives and solutions prior to problems occuring - but as the past year and a half has shown in my own life decisions, if pressed I can make a sea change - stick with my principles and live with the results. Subsequent actions by others in my previous job have shown that this was the best move forward for me.
On the other hand however - QuikTrip is offering $0.49 32oz soft drinks again. So that's a happy.
"Offer me solutions, offer me alternatives and I decline." - R.E.M.