I have spent some time paying attention to Obama and Trudeau even though I typically find the news about politics not very interesting. Slowly…I am starting to think that it might not be the politics that is boring but the news shows themselves that are boring.
Way too many times I come accross “attention grabbing” headlines about the latest dramatized thing that has happened in politics and if I watch or read the news about it I am left with a bad taste in my mouth.
So…now I just watch the videos of speeches or interviews with the politicians. After all I don’t have much use for hearing about people those the filteres and opinions of someone else that is essentially at a lower level. It just distorts the message.
On top of all that, it seems that most times, the person doing the reporting just doesn’t get what the speaker is talking about… seriously they just don’t get it. To me, it’s kinda weird, but at the same time it makes sense. However I think too many people believe what they read in a newspaper or hear through one persons opinion.
Many years ago I had a boss, Tom, he would frequently say to people its not the point its the principle. Over the last 20 years I have really come to realize that by living by good, solid principles is the best way to do things. After all a point is nothing more than a jab at somebody and a principle is a guiding light.
To make this a little more clear, take a look at these speeches from Barack Obama and Justin Treadeau and what do you really see as the principles in their speeches? Let me know in the comments of this post.