Allocation

November 7, 2018 - Published by IAG Wealth Partners

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I must write our weekly blog on Tuesday morning so that it can be reviewed and approved in time to share it with you on Wednesday.

As I write this on Election Day morning the polls have just opened in Wisconsin. By the time you read this you will likely know the results of the only polls that really matter. Of course, there is an outside chance you may not.

Mercifully, Wednesday morning the airwaves will be free of political ads. The planning for any required peaceful transitions of power will begin. And life will move forward . . . to the next election on November 3, 2020.

Whatever the outcome of Tuesday’s elections, it is not likely to be nearly as fantastic or devastating as the political class would like you to think it is. They have a vested interest in keeping your attention on them instead of other more important parts of your life.

Consider which of the following have a larger impact on your happiness over the course of your lifetime:

 

  • Your politicians
  • Your faith
  • Your family
  • Your friends
  • Your coworkers
  • People who you help
  • People who help you

 

As a country it may be time to consider whether we would all be better off allocating our time, energy, and money on improving the bottom relationships instead of empowering the top one.

Imagine if all of the candidates, paid political staff, and campaign volunteers directed their time and energy into helping fellow Americans instead of just one candidate. Or if the estimated $5,000,000,000 spent on political campaigns this election cycle was redirected to other worthy causes that made a real impact on people’s lives.

Perhaps misallocated resources are one of the prices we pay for freedom. If so, I guess I am willing to pay.

But what if . . .

 

 

 

Quote of the week: Thomas Jefferson: “I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend.”


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