Unrealistic Expectations

The Anastasi created the tallest buildings in the USA prior to the arrival of the Europeans. They built a magnificent city out in a desert. They were doing well, until they were hit with a 50-year drought. Then the people became extremely angry with the politicians for failing to make it rain and fomented social unrest that made matters worse. This reminds me a bit of Americans blaming their government for failing to create jobs in the private sector. If the government tries to push the private sector to create jobs, or help the private sector to create jobs, the people blame big government for interference with private enterprise. When the government creates jobs in the public sector, the people blame them for spending money. Both civilisations suffer from unrealistic expectations.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:69)