Saturday, May 28, 2011

recognizing limitations

(rainy day kitty sleeping spot)

I went in with the youthful vigor that I could single-handedly change the world. But you fast come to the realization that you're 1/435th of one-half of one-third of the government.

Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-TX)

on first-year Republican members of Congress finding
out how difficult it is to get things done in Washington

That's how it is. We all have limitations. Some are more obvious than others, but that shouldn't stop us. We just need to know what they are so we can work around them or within them or to change them.

I have often thought about this issue in our government. We all want things to change, but even with the best of intentions, one person can't do it. It takes a village. Sometimes that village is the whole country.


Deb Shucka said...

I heard Bill Clinton say recently that neither party can be all wrong all the time. I agree that knowing our limitations is the first step toward being able to accept that we need someone else to fill in the gap.

I wonder if cats recognize limitations - theirs, not ours. :-)

SE'LAH... said...

it surely takes a village...i think of myself as a citizen of the world, it helps give perspective to the connectedness of human life.

sending lots of love and light your way. one love.