Tuesday, January 24, 2012

A Generation Losing Hope: The Shattering of the American Dream

A Generation Losing Hope: The Shattering of the American Dream

It is a very sad commentary on America, but an expected one. The current generation that is in charge of this mess has no idea how to solve the problems that it created and doesn't understand why the next generation doesn't think the way they do. If I were a young person starting out I would agree with the students evaluation because it is dead on. The government has squandered the greatest national resource for the almighty dollar, the people are what made this country great and they worked hard to make a better life for themselves and their children. Now, all you have to do is kick back and let the checks roll in. Why kill yourself at a job, when you can have the exact same by sitting on your butt. Sure if you study hard and spend the money to go to college you may do better, but not likely to exceed your parent's success because everyone goes to college and there are fewer and fewer jobs out there and what jobs are there are low paying service jobs vice manufacturing jobs.

The American Dream has taken a serious hit from social engineering and everybody is a winner mentality. Everybody doesn't win in the real world and you are not rewarded for just showing up. The real world success requires hard work and dedication. Trophies are given for performance not existance. If you are a student today what options to you really have? Wastes thousands of dollars on an education that allows you to be the assistant manager at some service job or start at the same place and work your way to assistant manager? Not much of a choice really. How about investing in the future? How can you save for the future if you are burried in debt? How can you retire if there is no money to retire on? Maybe working until you die will change some thought processes, like it sucks to have the government waste your money on BS. Funny how very few of us are marching on Washington demanding an accounting of all the stolen money from Social Security. Think about it, billions of dollars has been stolen and wasted by the government, they can't show you the books on where it all went because they have no idea. The money is running out and the number of workers is dwindling, so soon the ponsie scheme is going to crash down. Who was minding the store when all the money was looted?

The our kids and grand-kids have every right to be pissed that they are going to slave their lives away paying for our wasteful ways. They are going to wonder how granny and grandpa were able to retire at 62 and suck the government tit to 90, while they work until they are carted away at 80. Life expectancy will go down if people have to work until death because it is easy to sit around bitching, but it is damn hard to get up every morning andhead off to work at Starbucks as the assistant manager for 50 years. Good luck kids because you are going to need it because your parents were idiots.

1 comment:

  1. Sandy - Soon to be 60 I can safely say this has been coming for a long time. Look to history, with an eye to the future.

    Wisdom is in short supply, and the young Turks, lacking experience laugh at those who have experience and wisdom. Wisdom by the way does not always grow in many, regardless of experience.

    This, I've grown to realize, exits everywhere. It is increasingly a sign of the times.