It is a simple, yet profound concept that could help solve our economic plight. If people applied the same vigor and enthusiasm that they do when it comes to complaining about the current financial situation and our government, to actually working in a productive manner, this country would be booming again.
The energy levels out there are amazingly high. It is incredible to watch and witness. The only problem - and it's a big one - is it's all negative.
Take health care reform for example. While half the country views the recent reform as a positive one, the anti-reform hysteria by the other half is alarming.
Here is a bill - which is now law - that is actually so cumbersome, even the experts in the industry are debating the many pros and possible cons of it. It is an amendment that many predict will actually lower the national deficit in 10 years, it's just a question of how much, and it's a law that will allow people (like myself who used to have cancer) to be covered for diseases they once had but have fortunately been free and clear of for more than 10 years.
Those are some pretty darn good aspects if you ask me. Yet, people out there are spending their whole day vehemently and ruthlessly disparaging the change. In fact, many Republicans in Congress are now vying to spend all their efforts on repealing the bill instead of moving on to tackle other vital concerns that we - the general public - can and will actually directly benefit from. (Funny - these are the same folks that berated the president for spending time on a non-economic stimulus matter that was not vital to the country's short-term well-being. Yet, here they are now stating they'll spend every waking hour returning us to the status quo. That's irony.)
What is also comical is none of these complainers are economists. And they aren't health care gurus. Yet, here they all are consuming valuable time and resources on a matter they don't - and can't - quite understand fully. Sure you can express doubt and dislike for certain aspects, but thousands upon thousands are out there right now writing, blogging, vociferating - with every fiber of their being - their downright hatred of this new reform.