Hope Is Not Enough – Part 2
Our nation survived 911. The dead were remembered. Iraq was attacked and Wall Street in time went back to business and usual. Yet, little was done to prepare the public for dealing with the aftermath of another financial collapse or another terrorist attack on American soil.
Duct Tape Isn’t Enough is not focused on preventing adverse events from occurring, but on preventing human beings from being devastated by them; on building the skills and the attitudes that are required to survive adversity.
Tragedy and adversity are a part of life. We alone cannot control the world economy, but we can exert restraint and insist on effective regulation and oversight of our financial markets and institutions. Unfortunately, “Greed is good” has been the motto of too many Americans for far too long.
And we certainly cannot control the weather or natural forces, and most likely we will not be able to prevent, forever, another terrorist attack on American soil. Some experts believe that our new President has 30%-50% chance of having to deal with some type of nuclear crisis in one of our major cities. It is certain that during his term, President Obama will spend much of his time dealing with the financial mess that we are in and that more will be expected of him than any human being can possibly deliver.
To be continued…
Ron Breazeale, Ph.D.
Author, Duct Tape Isn’t Enough