This past Tuesday there was an election in the United States. The aftermath is nearly impossible to escape.
Months of empty rhetoric, disingenuous outrage and insincere concern is finally going to give way to all the broken promises of an office seeker turning office holder.
We fully expect our political bettors to disappoint us. We are at all times wary of a hidden agenda. We are cynical of every word being read from their teleprompters ... and for good reason.
But unfortunately, it seems that much of this skeptical cynicism, or cynical skepticism that was once the bastion of politics, has bled into virtually every corner of modern culture. If you're not thinking about the underlying motivation behind a particular cause you're interested in, you probably should be.
Wherever you look something claiming to be one thing is really just serving the interests of another. It's sad, really.
Why is it so hard for politicians, agencies, corporations, religions, unions, charities, etc to do the right thing? To be honest and upfront and not bamboozle us with stealth motivations or backroom deals.
Aren't all the institutions I mentioned run by people? Where is the integrity?
When my partners and I set out to do this project several months back I told them I had two criteria. I want to help people, because i'm really good at it... and I wanted everything we did to be real. As in authentic and genuine.
My motivation is to be available for you. When it's tough and you need someone to talk to and listen to your issues. No false promises, no fake bluster. Only real bluster here.
You'll love me -- until then, Be well.