Blowing off steam at 10,023 feet

I keep getting asked what I think about last week’s presidential election.

Truth is, I don’t really think about it.

Didn’t think much about it on Election Day, either.

I was kinda preoccupied, because I spent that afternoon at the summit of Haleakala on Maui, 10,023 feet above sea level.

In case you don’t know, Haleakala is an active (but not now erupting) volcano that last “did its thing” 222 years ago.

When I looked down toward its crater — which is 3,000 feet deep, 7.5 miles long, and 2.5 miles wide — I let out a little gasp.

I towered over the whole crazy island from way up there.

“Top of the world, Ma!”

Pretty friggin’ awesome.

Anyway, the election was the furthest thing from my mind.

Besides which, didn’t I cover that nonsense in a blog post a week or so BEFORE the election?

Didn’t I predict that on the morning of November 7, everything’d be pretty much, well, the same?

No matter who won, taxes would still be high.

Airline security would still be a bitch.

And we’d all still be grumpy and making excuses for why we’re so miserable.

Regardless, I’ve been back home at sea level for the past few days. And rather than waste time on crap I have no control over — like who’s the leader of the “free world” at the moment — I’m focused on my business. Something I can control.

My advice: leave politics to the politicians and wannabe bureaucrats.

Get on with living your life as freely and prosperously as you personally can.

And have a nice day.

(Hey, I just got an image in my head of hurling my local shrieking congress-critter into the Haleakala crater. LOL.)

“The word ‘politics’ is derived from the word ‘poly’, meaning ‘many’, and the word ‘ticks’, meaning ‘blood sucking parasites’.” — Tommy Smothers

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