My heart says I'd like to fix everything for everyone. It's my nature.
My mind says that's not practical or humanly possible.
That leaves me standing at a point in the road where the paths diverge. Which one do I take?
I think on it, study it, and determine in the end when I step in and fix something for someone else, the message that I'm sending is that they're incapable of fixing it themselves. That they aren't smart enough, strong enough, wise enough, knowledgeable enough, compassionate enough, to do it.
That's the wrong message to send. It's the wrong thing to do.
The majority of us fail our way to success. We learn lessons along the way, during the journey, that strengthen us, make us wiser and more knowledgeable, more compassionate. If we don't give others the right to fail we're denying them the opportunity to succeed.
Some mistakes can be costly, but none can be more costly than feeling or being incompetent to handle one's own affairs. To live one's life fully.
And on these grounds, the mind and heart agree. So its on this ground I stand.
We don't just want the right to fail or succeed, we need it. Singularly and collectively. Standing alone or as a government.
The least interference the better. The last thing needed collectively is government inhibiting us.
That's simply put not the fodder for encouraging the free flight of the American spirit.