posted on Nov, 3 2011 @ 09:28 AM
Interesting wording in that little essay.....
I think the word that raised my eyebrows was
There is something evoked when people use that word....very powerful.
Today I was watching msnbc and the new issue of TIME was being discussed and it was all about the lack of upward mobility in the USA.
I grew up being told by my dad if I got a strong college education and worked hard I would be financially stable and secure.
My dad did not lie to me, in his day that worked, so he gave me advice based on his experience. I do not blame him, but the truth of the matter is,
having a college education and a strong work ethic are simply not enough. There is so much competition for jobs, it is mind blowing. We simply have
too many people, not enough jobs. It gets even worse for those who do not have advanced degrees or technical training.
There are so many facets to this problem, it is so malignant and pervasive, we could spend weeks hashing it all out, but simply put, our nations
problems are rooted so deep, I struggle to see a realistic solution. Anarchy is a delicious temptation I flirt with in my darker, more pessimistic
My dad said to me when I was growing up , " every generation is supposed to be better off than the one before it"
Well, from what I have seen the gen x crowd is dog paddling, barely keeping their heads above water, and the milinials are still not quite ripe enough
to really judge yet, but if something does not change soon, I really feel that my dad's theories will soon be entirely obsolete.