A comment made by President Obama before he took office was, in some ways, more important than anything he said during his inaugural speech. It is good advice for Americans individually and for our economy collectively.
The day before he became president, Obama talked with Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, the pilot who landed a stricken airliner in the Hudson River at New York City, quite possibly saving the lives of all aboard.
Obama said Sullenberger told him that members of the plane's crew "were just doing our job."
That prompted Obama to remark that the pilot's matter-of-fact comment "made me think, if everybody did their job - whatever that job was - as well as that pilot did his job, we'd be in pretty good shape."
We could not agree more.