Keep Calm and Carry On
Currently, I live between the UK and NYC. I'm also about to add a bit of LA into the mix as I am getting ready to pitch a reality television show based on my website 24/Savvy – but more on that in another post.
As we head into our Independence Day celebrations in the US it makes me consider our two countries (US/UK) and how much America has gained from its founding ancestry. Of course, you could make the point that it really was the Dutch, or the Spanish, not to mention the French that founded the US. You could even make the point that the stoic attitude of the Scandinavian countries truly made the US what it is today – at least the Mid-West. But whatever you think, I believe the British moniker, "Keep Calm and Carry On" is a phrase the US should adopt at all costs these days.
When you live in the UK you realize the difference in the two countries. I do LOVE the American "can-do" spirit and, in general, the above average service you can get in my homeland! But I also LOVE the British POV of "let's keep it all together, shall we?" That attitude helps, especially today when the world seems to be fraying a bit at the edges. Keep calm and carry on: a great motto for a world in flux. After all, since you can't control everything, or maybe anything, keeping a calm attitude just might help.