This article was written in September well before the out come of this years' Presidential election. But the truth remains the same:
My life – and more importantly, my fortune in life - is not dependent upon whoever wins the White House and which ever party is in charge of the Executive Branch of the Federal government.
Government can never make a person rich or successful. And definitely not happy.
Government can make a person poor by implementing crushing taxes, can make a person unhappy by imposing intrusive rules and regulations, and can negatively impact your success by putting unnecessary barriers in your way. But no one ever went from rags to riches overnight because of who occupied the Oval Office.
The President can not make anyone job (unless it's a government project job). The President can not start a business, design a new product, provide a vital service. What the President can do is introduce and push through legislation to make an environment positive for individuals to accomplish these things.
If you are upset that your candidate didn't win and are going to mope around for the next 4 years you're wasting your life. Even if your candidate did win your life wouldn't have changed much. People who sit and hope that a President or Senator or Congressman or Governor or Mayor etc. will pass a law – that one special law – that will catapult them into the upper levels of high income and success are living a fantasy. No more than the people who spend hundreds or even thousands a year on the lottery, rarely win, but think putting that money into an index mutual fund is way too risky.
To day is the first day of the rest of your life. Live it!
Carpe Diem – Seize the Day!
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