It seems as if the United States is coming to a precipice of having to choose and thereby make a decision between saving an economy or saving a fragile segment of society.

It is not only an unfair decision to put anybody into, but it was also an unnecessary one born out of lack of preparation and an irrational determination to fracture governmental organizations which have been in place to protect us in the event of these kinds of medical disasters, while simultaneously acting like ostriches with their heads in the ground ignoring all advanced warnings and eliminating the valuable early days of preparation that our country might have taken.

Now, we are left in complete and total reaction mode, having lost our first round of proactivity and any ability to choose our proper course of response, in favor of a desire to erase prior accomplishments of the public servants who came before this administration‘s tenure.

Turning a page means being more cautious about bold next steps whereas closing the book is taking a righteous irreverence to the world around oneself and doing selfishly only what serves the individual.

If wearing masks in public can substantially compress the amount of infected people, is it such a large price to pay for everybody else to work together to squash this alien force that is doing its best to kill segments of our society? I personally do not think so.

If you have elderly or frail people in your world, do you see them as expendable in favor of a healthy stock market? Would you choose to intentionally sacrifice another person in favor of an increase in the DOW? I doubt that. I don’t think turning a page is going to be the long term requirement, but I do believe closing the book on erratic and irresponsible behavior starting with our top leadership in this country is a mandatory decision for the long-term survival of the people of this country.

I’m sure I’m not making friends by being outspoken. Some might even think that I am part of a deep state. I am a patriot that believes in the country and loves the people of this country even if they do not completely see the world through the same set of filters and values as I…that is the power of the United States of America. A large body of people who identify with the constitution of the United States and who are willing through legal discourse to work together in progressive paths of new solutions, new decisions and innovations.

I miss the world that we left behind as much as anybody and wish very much to be able to choose to go right back into it. But if somebody is asking me to choose to wear a mask to help create a certain degree of safety for the society that I inhabit, I see that as an easy decision and a small price to pay.

QUESTION OF THE DAY: What do you think? What would you choose?

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There comes a time when you have to choose between turning the page and closing the book.

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Written by Brian Weiner
When I was 5 years old, I discovered that the lemon tree in the backyard + dixie cups + water and sugar and I was in business. I have been hooked on that ever since. In 1979, I borrowed $14,000 to create a brand new product... photographic greeting cards with no text on the inside, called Paradise Photography. That was the start of The Illusion Factory. Since then, The Illusion Factory has been entrusted by all of the major studios and broadcasters with the advertising and marketing of over $7 billion in filmed, live, broadcast, gaming, AR, VR and regulated gaming forms of entertainment, generating more than $100 Billion in revenue and 265 awards for creativity and technology for our clients. When I took a break from film school at UCLA to move to Hawaii, my mother did not lecture me. Instead, she took 150 of her favorite aphorisms and in her beautiful calligraphy, wrote them artistically throughout a blank journal. That is the origin of the Lessons from the Mountain series. Since then, on my journeys to the top of a mountain to watch the sunrise, I have spent countless hours contemplating words of wisdom from the sages of all races, genders and political persuasions, constantly accumulating the thoughts to guide me on my life path. I hope you enjoy my books. Please let me know your thoughts, as I highly value your feedback!