Do people even know what they want? Are you even being asked?
what do you want?
So, what’s your answer to this question. What Do You Want?
The little competitions can suck you in to escalating cycles, before you know it. They become oddly personal and somewhere along the way it slips into resentment. Government elections are bad enough. Religion complicates the picture and staggering numbers of hippies are screaming about GMO’s, and don’t even know what they are. Relations between the opposing forces are chilling, if not polar. So, it’s not that surprising, people trying to “keep it in the middle” get a bit agitated, at times.
The world we live in, does not make time for us to ponder important questions, such as, “What Matters Most to You?” or “What Do You Want?”. But we can make time, for ourselves.
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Too Easy
Society will gladly take you by the hand, and lead you to a scripted answer.
Be it Religion, Government or Hippy. We all are a product of our own environment. History, education, hobbies, religious beliefs, friends, family, career and everything that shapes everyday life, it’s who we are. The prospect of people being yanked around by society will prove tempting. But, for now, their lack of tolerance is a form of control – a problem in itself.
Life is Not simple
Life is Not simple
If you are not content with your life, change it. When you make the effort, and get in the uncomfortable zone, “the unknown” “outside the box”, and ask yourself these questions, you will start to find your authentic self.
Show up for yourself, and find or create the life you want “Catch Your Dream” – a career you are passionate about, people whom you want to associate, hobbies you enjoy and make you happy. Ask yourself, “Self, What do I Want Out of Life? Will I look back, near the end of my days, and say … Job Well Done?
As Usual, Wooderson has all the answers *(Explicit Language and Reference)*

Positive Politics – Reflections on What Matters Most.

If I diminish you, I diminish myself. ~Desmond Tutu

The political culture of modern-day America brings out the ugly in most of us. To acknowledge a candidate’s wonderful qualities, and reference their actions toward their fellow human beings – how they regard people, how they see themselves within their most intimate relationships, and within the broader community, must prove a losing strategy.

"Were the Good People at?"
“We’re the Good People at?”

I would love to see a candidate with a two-part campaign. The first, that the person is friendly, hospitable, generous, gentle, caring and compassionate. In other words, someone who will use their strengths, on behalf of others, especially the weak, the poor and the ill. It’s hard pressed to vision a candidate, not taking advantage of anyone.

The second, openness and a big heart, sharing their wealth (I do not define wealth as money, but abundance of what matters most to that person.) In doing so, the candidate is recognized and stands out of the box from the crowd. Humanity is recognized and is bound to others, like, the voters.


Candidates practicing this quality are approachable and welcoming. Their attitude is kind. They are not threatened by the goodness in others, because their own self-worth and esteem is grounded in knowing they belong to a greater whole.

Elections – consumed by slander and hate. We keep on, despite the political wars that bring suffering to people and relationships, for so many – misery. It’s foreign, to me. What if our political culture changed and decidedly strive for harmony and community. A community, that is not only meant for the living, but also, honoring the ones before us, the people who built this country.

Come on y'all
Come on y’all

Creating societies, meant for the greater good, ending wars and seeking to heal communities. Trying to overcome the purpose of winning or losing an election, might be too much, for modern-day politics. But anger, resentment, greed, aggressive competitiveness that rules today’s politics is corrosive and destroys harmony. Political candidates seek to destroy their opponent and both are victims. They are, as much at fault, as those on whom they trample.

No wonder, the sweet innocence in our children, disappears at such an early age. Elections leave me cold.


Charles Kochel is a “fee-only” wealth advisor for Rural America. He has worked with some of the largest corporate financial services firm’s in the world. The opinions shared in “Mindful Wealth” are his and his alone. You can contact Charles at

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