Finished goal of running the distance of 2,080 miles from Lafayette, LA to Washington D.C and back!!! 339.1 miles

0.0 miles run this week.
Daily running average for the week is 0.00 miles per day.
Total amount run in the past 800 days is 2,419.1 miles.
Daily running average overall is 3.02 miles per day.

Day21 Sunday 09/19/10

ran 2.3 miles

Today closes the first three weeks of running and blogging. I have run 49.7 miles averaging 2.37 miles a day and I have typed 11,365 words averaging 541.19 words a day. After twenty-one days I think now is as good a time as any to ask some important questions about what exactly I am doing and why I am doing it.

For so long I ignorantly believed that allowing Washington to do what they pleased would be inconsequential to my everyday routines and the limitless potential I had to thrive as an American citizen. Governments are like water. You need them to live a cup at a time but they can dehydrate or drown entire civilizations if their plumbing develops a clog or if their valve breaks. Right now, America’s valve is stripped and spinning uncontrollably, spewing water everywhere, which will take a lot of work to clean up as long as we can keep our heads above the rising flood.

It occurred to me one day, as I was considering why I and so many people in my state of Louisiana were so frustrated with Barack Obama’s ideas and actions, that I don’t dislike the man and I don’t think he is a fool for the direction he is taking our country; I simply disagree with him. However, America has come to a boil recently, after decades of sitting on a burner, in which many different people and two individual parties are held equally responsible. After Obama’s first term becomes history, republicans and democrats will have served as presidents of the United States of America for a nearly equal amount of time. Barack Obama just happens to be the president now, when America is boiling over at such a temperature that something has to be done. It seems Barack Obama thinks that the government can pick up the red handle of the boiling pot barehanded and move it over without getting burnt. I haven’t touched the hot handle of a pot since I was a child and this is not the solution.

People are power, not government. And right now we need to wield or power, otherwise, we will lose it.

I am no professional of any sort pertaining to politics, but I am an American who believes in hard work and the same values my parents had and raised me with. The government is the final authority for keeping our country and our economy going but we would not have to rely on them so much if more people would take responsibility and accountability for living their lives. People like me, stuck in the middle of lazy, unmotivated people who have no desire to succeed in any capacity whatsoever and filthy rich people who have more money than they could ever spend, yet still find ways to hunger for greed by any means possible, suffer huge moral blows to our egos as we strive to maintain what we have as others have no problem letting tax payers’ money finance their lazy existence or, on the other end of the spectrum, we have the rich trying to get richer by any means possible regardless of the fact that it eventually destroys the fabric of our country’s economy. America bails out the absolute laziest and the absolute greediest of its country while we continue to work as hard as we can with no certainty of anything.

2,030.3 miles to go.

1 comment:

  1. Well said, the goverment bails out the laziest & the richest with the working mans money, but never with the politicians money...