What are we talking about this week? The Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize.
Obama’s “winning” the Nobel Peace Prize has dominated much of the blog and even mainstream media conversations, but does it really matter? At all? If so, to whom? A quick look at Google Trends shows the worlds’ real focuses – and the Nobel Peace Prize is nowhere near relevant (but for the recent few days) – sharing company with iraq, health care, the recession …
Reading the recent discussions and articles about the Peace Prize, one thing becomes clear: It doesn’t matter. It’s great that the world looks more favorably, but the President has yet to truly accomplish anything significant (much the same can be said of Congress).
The world’s indifference doesn’t diminish the Peace Prize’s irrelevance.
To see what matters to the world:
How about some context? Let’s add “football” to the mix:
I hope to sell one hundred billion dollars of real estate this year, buy an island, retreat and retire. Do I get a prize for hoping?
Let’s add the Prize to the pile of irrelevance and move on to issues that matter.
I’m glad we’ve gotten that out of the way. Now let’s collectively move on to things that affect us.