Alan Weiss’s Monday Morning Memo® – 1/29/18
Happy Monday: Every major economy in the world is growing at the moment (New York Times, yesterday). That’s not to say that all is well in all quarters, that poverty is eliminated, that tensions don’t exist, that the future is always going to be bright.
But, it is good.
There will be a flurry of people—I call them “catastrophists”—who will rush to explain that economic growth isn’t good, or that there’s a huge threat we’re missing, or that someone living in the suburbs of Duluth, MN has a grievance that hasn’t been resolved.
We spend enough of our time worried about legitimate issues, and there are a lot of them. But we owe it to ourselves to rejoice in the positive. The media is paid to assault us with the negative, and they are relentless. Listening to the “news” in the morning is not the way to start my day.
The better off people are, the more they ‘have,” the less likely they are to want to sacrifice it. They tend to work to preserve it and build upon it. That’s not a theory, that’s an empirical, historical truth.
We shouldn’t need a public holiday to be thankful for good times, nor can we be depressed because there are some people who don’t participate in them. Rather, we should work to include them.
A positive attitude and faith in the future are not a leap into the darkness. They are a journey in what light we have.
A sustainable world means working together to create prosperity for all. —Jacqueline Novogratz
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