Barack Obama, the first black man to be elected President of the Unites States rode into office on the winds of promised change.
I liked Obama, his ideas sounded good to me. I also considered his term a last chance effort to dig this country out of the ditch the previous administration had dug for us. I was not so happy with our new president later on though, when I realized he may just go down in history as one of the worst presidents we ever had.
Why do you think so many of us who voted for his promise of change ultimately gave up on him? How come his presidency did not work?
Once upon a time I was sitting alone having coffee at a sidewalk cafe when a Volkswagen pulled up to the curb in front of me and parked. The door swung open and a very fat man went about the chore of extricating himself from the small vehicle.
First his leg came out, then his head. Then using his leg and left arm for leverage he managed to get his hand on the door sill and begin to pull his large body out from behind the steering wheel. After a few grunts and a few tugs, he was out and ambling on down the sidewalk to his destination.
As I watched all this, I could think only of how much of a prisoner the man had become. His prison even more confining than one with guards and bars.
I don’t think I had any special insight into this man’s predicament. I think most people who contained a normal amount of empathy would see the same thing. I believe Obama would also see this and want to do something about it. The question is what would he do?
I may be wrong here, but following the trend in today’s mindset I can see him buying the guy a larger car to fit all his fat into and believing he had done the right thing, . . . but had he?
This is where it gets tricky because, what would be the purpose? The man would still be imprisoned within a body that was slowly choking itself to death, wouldn’t he?
We make larger furniture, larger beds, larger airplane seats, larger portions of food at the restaurant in order to fill the patrons increasingly larger bellies. Our rate of obesity is through the roof for our adults as well as our children.
It is unbelievable how far we’ve traveled this fat-is-us highway. How much larger and super sized are we going to get before somebody applies the brakes?
That is why Obama’s “give something for nothing” philosophy is so dangerous to this country and to the people caught up in his increasingly more popular easy fix syndrome.
The mind needs a healthy body in order to operate at it’s best. Destroy the body and the mind will soon follow. We don’t want that to happen.
We cannot wait on somebody else to apply the brakes. We must do it ourselves. We don’t need a personal trainer or any of the expensive stuff, we can get ourselves into good physical condition all on our own. It takes nothing but hard work and the guts to do it.
Being on a spiritual quest is a great thing, everybody should be doing it . . . but I believe it would be far easier if everybody realized that we humans are a three part entity . . . Mind-body-spirit . . . and all three must come into order or we, as well as the fat man in the Volkswagen, will just be pissing into the wind until we do. You cannot shun your body and expect anything but trouble. . . . that’s just the way it is.
Forget the teeth whitenings, the hair pieces, the manicures and the face lifts. Get healthy, balanced, and proud . . . you’ll be pretty as you can be.