This is an opinion piece, noting my personal thoughts out loud. I am not a politician, dedicated political observer nor a journalist. This piece has been shared in good faith, purely as an observation from the side lines, and from another continent, recognising that what happens in America affects most of the rest of the world … and bringing it all down to basics.
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Despite all his bravado, all his supposed success, all his money, Donald Trump has shown himself to be a very weak human being, fickle too.
It begs the question: what makes a man successful?
Truly successful, that is.
Is it money?
Is it the size of your personal aeroplane?
Is it the size of your mouth?
Is it the connections you have?
Is it your belief in yourSELF?
Is it business acumen?
Is it wit?
Is it personality?
Is it how much property you own?
Is it how great a bully you are?
Is it how persuasive you are?
Is it your size?
Is it your status, inherited or earned?
Is it the money you have control over?
Is it your sexy body?
Is it your ability to conjure whatever will buy anyone?
Is it any of these, or more?
What is the most common thought or wish of a dying person?
Is it to have had more of any of the above?
Might success in life, perhaps, be about being a human being of integrity while you are being the best being you can be, and depending on grace to be the most loving human you can possibly be? Just perhaps?
See, where there is love, there is respect, there is kindness, there is even the strength to face a giant in the eye without having to chip away at his armour. Strength is being courageous enough to stand, to stand still and to let the waves hit your face.
Donald Trump does not possess that key to success. Those who do, are and will be the successful ones.
I do hope, for the world’s sake, that Donald Trump does not get a chance at ruling America. If he does, it will only be in order to show us how not to do things.
May we see America vote with hearts, heads and hands of common sense.
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