Discussion of political matters often brings out the negative side of some people. We are bound to hear comments like the following:
“Obama is to blame for the bad economy.”
This comment leaves a lot out. What is the economy, for example, and what makes it good or bad? What actions have President Obama taken that have affected the economy since he took office three years ago?
We have a choice: we could debate comments like this and either blame or withhold blame on Obama.
Or we could choose to be happy.
We could find happiness in refusing to criticize an idea without proposing a better one. We could find happiness by championing solutions no matter who suggests them. We could find happiness by not pursuing comments that can neither be proven nor disproven.
By refusing the temptation of righteousness, each of us could build a society where solutions matter more than complaints. It is simply a matter of how badly we want that.