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April 5, 2012

Think About It: "Dog" Days

Noted rock and roll philosophers' Pink Floyd once sang, "Gotta stay awake, gotta try and shake off this creeping malaise. If I don't stand my own ground, how can I find my way out of this maze?" Immortal words sung on their profound song "Dogs", from the "Animals" album 35-years ago. Do you sometimes find yourself caught up in a creeping malaise? It's not hard to feel that way these days, with lingering economic concerns and the uncertain world in which we live. 

But most people do have the capability to control their attitudes, emotions, efforts, and outlook. Some people are upbeat by nature. Others are a bit more morose or serious. Luckily, we have a lot of happy people here in Hawaii, and you can always choose to hang around people who see the glass half-full, rather than half-empty or even smashed. Sometimes the true character of a boss, co-worker, lover or friend comes out when things don't go as planned, when times seem tough, or are tough. Anyone can be fun to be around when things are rolling.

We need more people in more places here to be positive, creative, uplifting, pro-active, forward-thinking, and unafraid. We need more solutions and less acceptance of mediocrity. We need more people to act outside of the comfort zones we or they have created and sometimes fester in. Breakthrough the doldrums, and let's all work to ensure brighter days ahead. You can't always control the future, but you certainly can control your attitude as we get there. Think about it…


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