John F. Kennedy: Be Your Own President
Updated: Mar 24, 2020
Ann: President Kennedy, Anita says that you have something you want to say.
John F. Kennedy: Yes, I do, Ann. And I am speaking as a past president who made many mistakes and who now has the benefit of a wider perspective. Of course, from this vantage point, there is nothing that I can offer in the way of governing assistance - though it makes my heart weep to see the absence of even the illusion of a leadership concerned for the welfare of the citizens of this great country.
We must accept that, at least for the time being, we have corrupt leaders whose only goal is to line their own pockets and increase their own power in order to maximize the profit. So for all intents and purposes there is no president that can be counted on in the usual course.
That does not mean, however, that there is a dearth of leaders. It is my hope and belief that, in this time of upheaval and heartache, each one of us can look at our own lives and determine what presidential actions we can take to make life for ourselves and our families better for all. No, we do not have presidential power, but we have internal power which is more compelling than we realize.
Think about what you would want your president to do. Set aside his own personal financial and physical wellbeing in favor of the needs of the peoples? Use all of the resources at his command for that purpose? Could not each of us, then, ask how we can carry out these values in our own lives? Families, friends and communities can come together to provide what individuals alone cannot. Shelter, food, care, education and interaction first for each other and then outwards accordingly.
Can each of you look around to see how this might be implemented most effectively, compassionately and practically in your own lives? I do not mean that foolish risks should be incurred but that there may be advantages to consolidating family operations. And by family I mean to include on an extended network of family, friends and local community if you have the means and wherewithal.
So specifically, what would you ask your president to do?
1. Concentrate resources where they are most needed.
Assess your own situation,
Look at where your resources can best be offered toyourself and others, particularly those in need.
Are you a driver? Can you offer transportation?o
Are you a medical professional?
Where might your skills might be most effectively deployed while keeping yourselves and your loved ones safe?
Are you impaired in some way that prevents physical outreach? Could you offer compassion and communication to others similarly situated? Can you serve as a communication or information center of some sort?
You will be able to come up with other such scenarios better than I.
2. Make sure have the best information available in order to take steps toward beneficial outcomes in the short and long term.
Educate yourself, not only on the medal and scientific aspects of the virus and its likely evolution, but in regard to the resources in your community.
Are there any places where you could offer assistance?
Looking into developing skills that will serve yourself and others as services become increasingly scarce. Cooking, gardening, mechanical skills for fixing this or that contraptions, computer or widget.
Do you have talents which might entertain your family and perhaps others some fashion or another?
What can you make that might be useful to yourself or others?
Are you or could you become a writer, photographer, videographer or the like where communication and social contact might be of service or simply delight the heart?
This is not a time to limit the horizons on our talents and choices.. Nothing is too trivial to be added to the mix.
3. Cooperate and encourage cooperation with others whether they be of your particular affiliations or not.·
Take responsibility for your choices.
If you have chosen wisely then others will be safer, happier or more secure, and you can be pretty sure that you are on the right road.
If you have make mistakes, correct them if you can. If not, acknowledge them and do what you can to mitigate any harm you have caused.
4. Communicate honestly.
If you are afraid, say so. Look at these fears, address them if possible or, if not, acknowledged them and put to them to the side while you concentrate on what is possible..
If you need help, ask.
If you have extra, give.
In sum, lead by example. If we have a country of little presidents, this horror will leave us changed, hopefully for the better, relatively unscathed, and in the position to elect someone who can lead us as we have learned to lead ourselves.
March 23, 2020
*Anita Sacco. See "Recommended Channelers" under "Resources" tab. Anita can be contacted for readings at ttps://www.etsy.com/shop/FairyTaleEnd