Saturday, June 4, 2011

100 Weetos

Funny misunderstanding this morning..!

This morning I was listening to Mitt Romney's announcing his run for the presidency. (Great speech, BTW!) While he spoke about --the 800 vetos-- it took to not raise taxes as Governor of Massachusetts, my son immediately responded: "Heh! a hundred Weetos..!" coupled with a big smile on his face.

You should know, on a Saturday morning we often treat ourselves as a family with Weetos for breakfast. Philip is eight and has just recently begun learning English in school. How interesting that his attentive mind was able to extract that little bit of information "in his way" ;-)

Another example of how our subconscious mind works, opening our eyes to whatever it is we're passionate about. The energy of passion is the most wonderful thing I know, which is why I spent nine years doing research in this area of human influence.

And in case your wondering; yes, I'm a big time supporter of the GOP!

6 comments:

  1. Looks like you are introducing your own advertising to your blogs...not a bad idea. And without passion, what do you have?
    Have a great weekend amigo!

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  2. It is very true that when we mishear things we often think we've heard something that we are passionate about (or know a lot about.) That's a pretty cute misunderstanding! :) (I wonder how many Weetos it takes to fill a bowl!)

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  3. Hey Vidar, I still think you're an awesome guy even if you do like the GOP :-) I've been frustrated with the fact that they seem very uncommitted to their professed values of limited government lately. I will say that Huntsman was quite capable as governor of Utah and has some good awareness of China-related issues. He also strikes me as much more pragmatic than most of the other GOP hopefuls. It will be interesting to see what happens in the next couple years.

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  4. @Sharon Depending on the size of the bowl of course, next time I'll make sure to count with the kids LOL! ;-)

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  5. @Carl! Boy I have to say again; your voice is fanTAStic. Really enjoyed your musical item last stake conference. BTW! I'll be singing in ghe choir this upcoming Christmas. Will we meet up at the next choir practice? ;-)

    On politics. Yes, it may just be me, but personally I can feel the tension in this upcoming election. There's so much at stake. You know, if the U.S. doesn't take some serious steps to fix the economy, we're ALL going to be heavily affected. (U.S. politics is no longer a domestic or national issue. It's turned global.) I know there are different views on HOW (which makes for a long and interesting discussion ;-), but regardless of what viewpoints you, I or anyone else has, the near future holds a lot of serious trouble if not the right decisions are made "today".

    Having majored in finance, I've been following the global economic development with keen interest, and boy are we looking at some scary consequences if the world's most influential leaders do not step up soon - oufff!

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  6. Vidar, yes, I am planning on being at the rehearsal on the 19th. I'm getting more and more worried that I haven't learned the music yet though :-) Thanks for your kind words.

    Yes, I'm frustrated more and more with both political parties. Neither of them seem to be concerned about the bigger trends and issues. They just pass the problems to the next guys like a hot potato. For example, income inequality is steadily getting worse in our country. Here is a chart: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:United_States_Income_Distribution_1947-2007.svg This trend is ultimately unsustainable. There is bound to be a painful restructuring at some point, but right now, neither party is interested in doing much about it. They keep lowering taxes and increasing the debt ceiling, but it can't last forever.

    I think it's good that you are thinking about these issues and tuned into world politics. It's important to be aware of what's happening in the world.

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