Something Learned

by Roger Granquist on August 11, 2009

Reading the news these days has become quite a chore! A person really has to surf through and be picky about the source of the news they get. In regard to that, I am always learning and reading and trying to improve the way of life for me and my family, and something came to the forefront of my memory just recently when reading through some of the news regarding the current events. (i.e. townhall meetings some politicians are having)

I remember learning in the business realm a phrase that has stuck with me good and hard. I have come to see why… It applies to so many areas of life. One might say it’s a Universal Truth…

“The Fear of Loss is a Much Greater Motivator Than the Hope of Gain.”

Such a simple phrase…

Here is a short clip from the article I came across that prompted me to ponder once again on this. It is from the “PatriotPost” and comes from an article written by Peggy Noonan:


“What has been most unsettling is not the congressmen’s surprise [at the passions of the protesters] but a hard new tone that emerged this week. The leftosphere and the liberal commentariat charged that the town hall meetings weren’t authentic, the crowds were ginned up by insurance companies, lobbyists and the Republican National Committee. But you can’t get people to leave their homes and go to a meeting with a congressman (of all people) unless they are engaged to the point of passion. And what tends to agitate people most is the idea of loss — loss of money hard earned, loss of autonomy, loss of the few things that work in a great sweeping away of those that don’t…

I agree with many and I say… “The American Patriot won’t tolerate for long such a confiscation of liberty by political persons and tyrants of free will.”

Ponder this…

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