Do You Vote for WIIFM?
Sure you do. We all do from time to time. What is it? It’s taking a position on an issue that has been first filtered through your own social, economic, race, religion, gender etc and then basing your vote on what’s in it for me (WIIFM).
Let’s face it. It’s very difficult to base a decision entirely on an objective point of view when the decision directly or indirectly affects you. The emotions can be too strong to make an objective decision. You would need to take yourself out of the picture and view the issue on a higher level with no regard to the outcome. It means being totally objective and doing what’s best for the whole of society not just what’s good for you. It’s looking at the issue from a broader perspective.
However, I’d like to note that sometimes helping a few (companies, agencies etc) actually ends up helping out more of the masses in the long run than vice versa. To understand which would be the better decision you would need to be well educated and informed in that area. All too often it’s the loudest voice that is heard which doesn’t necessarily mean it’s the viewpoint to base your decision on. You need to do your research and listen to all view points. More important, you need to discern between the rhetoric, emotional positions and the facts in order to find the truth. It’s taking the emotion out of it and making a decision from an objective point of view no matter what affect it will personally have on you.
If you want our country and world to be a better place the love of it must be greater than what is in it for you. What is the greater good? It comes down to what are you making more important?
In the Law of One you are either serving yourself or serving others. Which is it for you? Don’t get shook up about this we all go back and forth between the two. Sometimes the people who are helping others are just helping themselves by making themselves feel better about who they are, trying to look good, getting paid to do it, anticipating kudos for it or even just getting votes for it. Another point to consider in the Law of One is whether your actions are violating another person’s free will. That’s a tough one too. Are all parties in agreement? For example, is the government violating their citizen’s free will when those who oppose Planned Parenthood are required to pay for it through taxes? My viewpoint is yes.
Most people want what’s best for their country but the conflict arises on what it’s to look like and even more on how to go about making that vision a reality. Currently there is no clear vision that the masses have bought into. There is a great divide and therefore the country will have a difficult time moving forward until a vision is laid out that the masses can really rally behind. Only then will the Law of Attraction take hold.
As a side note, there is only one law. All other laws are distortions of the Law of One.