If I was a wealthy man, and I wanted to truly help my country back into the sunshine of prosperity, I believe it would be best to lead by example.
In other words, I’d show poor people and hard-working middle class people how to play golf. Now there’s a skill you can take to the bank. I don’t think too many could argue with me on the merits of getting on the links at least once every 12 days or so. It improves your hand-eye coordination and sharpens your senses. And these are crucial to pulling yourself up by the golf shoes…er…bootstraps and making something of yourself. Agreed?
Next…I’d lead by example and get on an expensive plane, the most expensive in the country if it’s available, and zip on over to Hawaii. Of course, I’d need to take a friendly press corps with me, and they’d better bring their cameras…because how awesome it would be for all those struggling workers in the other 49 states to see me on the island beaches. Can you imagine how inspirational that would be?!
Of course, in order to lead by example, I’d need to show the lower and middle class populace how they, too, can have it all if they simply work hard, rub elbows with wealthy benefactors, and most of all keep quiet. After all, everyone knows you have to “go along to get along”. Can I hear an amen?
Oops…no amen. That could be misconstrued as offensive. And one of the first wealth building tips I’d share is how you cannot offend anyone. Well, except for Christians. But they’ll just turn the other cheek, and no harm no foul.
I gotta say…I get giddy just thinking about how many ways I could change the world I live in if I only had the opportunity of a wealthy man in charge. Maybe I could even run for president, and lead by example from the most powerful office in the world. Oh, who am I kidding. Things like that don’t happen. Not even in America.