Monday 11 December 2017

Government must look like it is happy, not jaded already

If this administration is going to achieve anything it must stop worrying about its own fate and get on with the job

'The admission by Enda Kenny this week that he could do nothing about the gang feud in Dublin might have been a statement of the truth, but it also gave a sense of a government without an agenda' Photo: Reuters
'The admission by Enda Kenny this week that he could do nothing about the gang feud in Dublin might have been a statement of the truth, but it also gave a sense of a government without an agenda' Photo: Reuters

Eoin O'Malley

Lots of kids grow up wanting to be sports stars or famous musicians. Many of them work hard at it, and some of them have real talent. But very few people become successful in sports or music. It might be that they are trying too hard to become famous. It's interesting to see that many of those who did become successful in music didn't harbour dreams of fame. Ed Sheeran just wanted to do something he enjoyed - make and play music.

The same is true in other areas. Successful companies tend to be set up by people who weren't interested in making money. James Dyson was interested in solving engineering puzzles. That he became immensely wealthy was a bonus. The same is true of most, if not all of the most successful people in the world, whatever their field - they do it because they enjoy it.

It might be a bit early to tell, but the new Government doesn't seem to be enjoying itself. It's anxious to survive, but beyond that it doesn't seem interested in doing much. It's not clear how the Government is going to achieve anything. It seems hamstrung.

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