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[GMW #2588] Advice For A New Prime Minister

[GMW #2588] Advice For A New Prime Minister
Tuesday 13 Nov 2012, Editor: Easy
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Idea Dream - Robert Muller's Ideas 1501 to 2000
~ Idea 1585 ~ 12 November 1998

Earlier this year I was asked to give advice to a 35 year old new prime minister, the youngest prime minister ever in the history of his country. This was my advice:
- never accept to deliver a speech which does not contain a concrete idea.
- address yourself every morning to the entire population in a Good Morning television program.
- remain in very close touch with the people by having televised fireside chats with them on Saturday or Sunday evenings.
- create a Vice-presidency for Global Affairs and the Future following the example of the United States which has created a Vice-presidency for Global Affairs.
- consider the United Nations to be your own affairs and not belong to a Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The latter should deal only with bilateral relations with other countries but the United Nations should be your direct responsibility.
- keep an open telephone line with all other heads of states, day and night.
- write down every idea that comes to you in any field possible. Come up with 2000 ideas and try to implement them.
- keep a Journal of your philosophical thoughts, similar to Dag Hammerskjold's Markings.
- follow the example of President Kennedy and decide to open yourself every thousandth letter sent to you in order to remain in touch with the people.
- in your public appearances, Good Morning show and fireside chats encourage the people to send you concrete ideas and complaints about injustices or things which should be corrected. Give every month a prize to the best idea or suggestion sent to you.
I learned that the young man had become the prime minister because during three years he traveled all over the country speaking directly with the people and acquainting himself with their problems, dreams and ideas.

Robert's The Miracle, Joy and Art of Living,  
Volume II  Chapter 2  Of Happiness
Be honest, sit down and count the number of happy days you had in your life, in a year, in a month or in a week.  And then ask yourself:  why not more?
In my case, since I started to concentrate on happiness, every day became a happy day.

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-- Taittiriya Upanishad 2.1.1

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