I wanted to wish everyone a Happy New Year!
2009 will certainly go down as a very memorable one, to say the least. I think there will be a lot of reflection on what exactly transpired over this past year. There is no need to rehash it all, the Media does a great job at keeping us up to date with every detail possible.
I guess the one thing that I can decipher from all of this is this…if you are in a position of power, and your decisions impact several people, then make sure that you are acting with other people’s best interest in mind. Make sure that your integrity is in check and that you are as concerned with other people’s well-being as your own.
CEO’s, Politicians, Hedge Fund Managers (Ponzi Scheme Operators), Teachers, Parents, etc…we all inherently know right from wrong. We all know when we are looking to ‘just get ours’, regardless of the end result of our actions on others.
I am sure I am preaching to the choir…as most of the people that are the root cause of some of these current global concerns will likely never read this, let alone have it sink in. Maybe if we start giving more attention to the people that are doing good things for people, doing the right or selfless thing when no one is even watching, then things will start to change in a positive direction. I hope that good behavior is rewarded and bad behavior isn’t in 2009. That is my wish.
I sincerely hope that all of you out there have a very Happy, Healthy (and Conscious) New Year!