Life is Good When You Don't Have an Elephant on your Chest

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty 0506509

Life is good when you can capitalize on opportunities for learning and you have the freedom to know you can live and work wherever you choose, despite the economy. Pressure from job loss, dependence on government programs, the inability to own property because of bank rules and regulations, causes stress and nobody needs to feel the weight of an elephant on their chest. Being human, means having humanity and compassion. Punishment or being forced to live a certain way, is a form of control. Antiquated ways must be banned. People need to get more involved, starting at their local government and fight for positive change that benefits ALL people. People need to vote and to have a voice in their government spending because it impacts each and everyone. Middle class must be reborn and become a way of life that encourages growth and opportunities.

When something comes along that you didn’t see coming, you have to wonder, what’s up with people? Even an elephant has ways of communicating with great affection and intelligence, but when a human, an institution, or a government program throws you under the bus, what do you do?

It’s not easy to suck it up. I’m glad I’m not an elephant with a long trunk, living in the zoo, behind bars. I studied this elephant at the Washington, D.C. Zoo at close range, I can appreciate my own abilities, especially my freedom. Why do elephants still live behind bars in the year 2012? Why can't more people find ways to work successfully, to own land and live more comfortably and freely?

This young elephant has wrinkles and will develop a lot more wrinkles before it's fully grown. To give up hope, because their is no freedom must wrinkle the soul and shrivel the heart. 

Don't let age, sex, religion, familial status, race, nationality, or education be a barrier to your life goals. Your life is NOW! Make the most of what you got and know that you deserve the very best.

I look closely at the elephant once more and I know in my heart that this amazing animal has become increasingly vulnerable and more extinct because people allowed it. Don't be an elephant, without the type of home you deserve and for Heaven's sake, get that elephant off your chest!

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Patricia Feager, MBA, GRI, Certified Negotiations Expert

Patricia Feager Sells Flower Mound/DFW-TX
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Hi Fred...your point is so well taken. I think many of us are asking the same question, "if I had to choose, where would I be, and why?" Life is so short, for some, shorter than others. Those that fought for our country, those we memorialize today, for the sake of freedom, because they thought they were making a difference, did they succeed? If we have the power to choose, would we do the same things, all over again? Would we cower and hide because of fear, or would we fight harder to defend what is ours, or should be ours, or was promised to be ours? But there are no promises, are there. All we have is what we've got now and the power to change rests with us, individually, and should not be decided by our government, Corporate America, or people of influence. 

As long as I am not an animal in the zoo, and a person with free will, I have to believe, exploitation ends today!

May 28, 2012 07:22 AM
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Kathy Streib
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Patricia- well written as always.  We do have choices... we may not always like what they are but they are choices nevertheless.  It is up to us then to take action, step forward and choose.

May 28, 2012 07:39 PM
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Kathy,

True! One of the great rewards we reap as a result of living in a country that has freedom the ability to make choices!

Have a great day and exercise your right to choose what's best for you.

May 29, 2012 05:41 AM
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Interesting post Patricia. I have to agree with your elephants and captivity - and our souls too,  shrivel without hope, freedom and good decisions. There is so much going on in this post - elephants (beautiful, intelligent and kind creatures), arrogance of man, arrogance of government - the symbolism is profound. Sending you good thoughts today my friend.

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Patricia - this is a wonderful post and I can't believe it hasn't been featured. Suggesting. I feel so sorry for the baby elephant.

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I enjoy being a REALTOR selling residential properties in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, especially where I office in Flower Mound. I have been in the business for more than 11 years at Keller Williams Realty. I've built my business by referrals and I care enough to provide quality service to keep business relationships strong. My passion is writing about the things that are important to me and for my business. I'm an advocate for education and family comes first. I find inspiration in nature. Wherever I go, I manage to photo journal and learn something new, even if it's as simple as observing a butterfly. I've done some commercial properties too and I believe home ownership is better than renting.