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How To Get Away From The Financial Crisis and The Political Rhetoric

21 October 2008 One Comment

This past weekend, my wife and I decided to get away. We wanted to get away from work, our house and go enjoy the beach. Furthermore, I wanted to get away from CNBC, CNN, Fox News. For the past several weeks, I have been glued to the TV and to talk radio analyzing every piece of data when it comes to the financial crisis and the presidential election. I had to take a break from it. So, the solution was we went to visit family in Naples, FL for some fun in the sun.

While jetskiing the intercoastal waters of Southwest Florida on Saturday, I definitely realized that life is pretty good even if the stock market is tanking and my country is becoming more socialist. The reality is that even if your perfect candidate were elected for every single government position and made every perfect decision, it would not equate to your happiness. Quality time with family, jetskiing with the wind blowing in your face, and a laughter-filled meal with friends is where joy and happiness comes from.

You know what else doesn’t result in happiness? Riches. We used a public boat ramp to drop a borrowed jetski into the water to have a blast for hours in the Florida sun. In other words, you don’t have to buy a $10 million waterfront house in Naples to enjoy the Naples boating lifestyle.

With that said, boating around the Naples waterfront homes is pretty impressive. If I hit it big financially, Naples is definitely a destination I’d consider settling down in. Incredible place.

The reason I bring my past weekend up is that it is so important and necessary to get away from the daily routine of work. It is incredibly rejuvenating to go enjoy a relaxing weekend of fun with family or friends and then come back Monday morning to hit it hard again. I am so much more productive after taking a short get away.

Additionally, I am so much more healthy and pleasant after getting away from the constant information barrage from TV, radio and the internet. If you find yourself getting to wrapped up in the financial crisis or the political season, turn the TV off, get outside and get away from it.

Remember, your life is what you make of it. Nobody is going to look out for you like you will. Being ambitious, goal-oriented and working hard are great things, but don’t forget to live in the moment and enjoy the people and things in front of you.

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  • jimbo jenkins said:

    haha. Thanks for the shout out. I think that now more than ever people need a release and escape from the pressure of the everyday world we live in.