Liu Feng Shui Grand View is a philosophy defining 130 factors that affect who you are. This is the sixteenth article in a series presenting all 130 factors. Please refer to the first article for a complete introduction to this series. Today we will discuss Economical Climate.

Boots of Soldiers Marching by in Military Camouflage OutfitsThe political and economic climate in which you grow up or establish yourself influences your ability to pursue desires and achieve goals. If you were born and raised during wartime, you likely experienced intense challenges, stress, and struggle in your life, compared to someone who was born and raised during a time of peace.

When a country is united and the economy is stable, there is a sense of security that allows people to take risks, which increases creativity, innovation, and growth. It is easier to accomplish goals in an arena of support.

Conversely, recessions, overburdened resources, and troubled political reigns create fear, low morale, doubt, and desperate measures. For instance, there is strict enforcement of a "one child" policy in China to control overpopulation. Because males are the favored heirs, a female born in China might be abandoned, killed, or simply not supported in life. This unnatural situation creates sadness, fear, and bad karma for the whole community.

Similarly, when political and economic systems create superfluous paperwork, legal jargon, insurances, licensing, permits, and difficult regulations, your energy is dispersed in fear of noncompliance rather than focused on growth and creativity, thus hindering your true potential.

Living under a monarchy, dictatorship, democracy, or communistic rule are all forces that you have little control over, yet your well-being is influenced by them. This is a formidable factor that must be considered when examining your ability to reach your full potential.

No matter how intelligent, diligent, and wealthy you are, a government system that creates obstacles can be a determining factor as to how successful you are in achieving your goals.