“College Student: My Generation Is Blind to the Prosperity Around Us”.
My old golfing friend, Jim Heck, sent me this observation written by a young lady who can see beyond the end of her nose. I was privileged to visit or work in 32 countries, Kingdoms, Socialists, Buddhists, Communists or some mixed form of Government. I spent some 16 years, over four million flying miles and about 2200 nights in hotels in my work/pleasure travel and over my 89 years. I also worked or vacationed in forty-nine US States.
Far too many Americans have become expectant that they deserve to live with the rest of us paying for their every need. I would like to share one conservation I had while consulting with a client in Indonesia some 30 years ago. I ask him why they had not used available industry equipment to modernize the movement of heavy equipment instead of methods requiring excessive manpower? His response was, “In Indonesia, we have “NO” social programs like your Social Security program. We either work or do without. Our objective is to find work for everyone and they take care of the afflicted and older themselves. Please read this and pray America will awaken again instead of committing suicide. C Brewer
An interesting article was written by a college student named Alyssa Ahlgren, who’s in grad school for her MBA,
who is having trouble trying to understand why folks of her age do not appreciate their positions in life. Definitely worth a read!
“College Student: My Generation Is Blind to the Prosperity Around Us
I’m sitting in a small coffee shop near Nokomis trying to think of what to write about. I scroll through my newsfeed on my phone looking at the latest headlines of Democratic candidates calling for policies to “fix” the so-called injustices of capitalism. I put my phone down and continue to look around. I see people talking freely, working on their MacBook’s, ordering the food they get in an instant, seeing cars go by outside, and it dawned on me. We live in the most privileged time in the most prosperous nation and we’ve become completely blind to it. Vehicles, food, technology, freedom to associate with whom we choose. These things are so ingrained in our American way of life we don’t give them a second thought. We are so well off here in the United States that our poverty line begins 31 times above the global average. Thirty. One. Times. Virtually no one in the United States is considered poor by global standards. Yet, in a time where we can order a product off Amazon with one click and have it at our doorstep the next day, we are unappreciative, unsatisfied, and ungrateful.
Our unappreciation is evident as the popularity of socialist policies among my generation continues to grow. Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez recently said to Newsweek talking about the millennial generation, “An entire generation, which is now becoming one of the largest electorates in America, came of age and never saw American prosperity.”
Never saw American prosperity! Let that sink in. When I first read that statement, I thought to myself, that was quite literally the most entitled and factually illiterate thing I’ve ever heard in my 26 years on this earth. Many young people agree with her, which is entirely misguided. My generation is being indoctrinated by a mainstream narrative to actually believe we have never seen prosperity. I know this first hand, I went to college, let’s just say I didn’t have the popular opinion, but I distress.
Why then, with all of the overwhelming evidence around us, evidence that I can even see sitting at a coffee shop, do we not view this as prosperity? We have people who are dying to get into our country. People around the world destitute and truly impoverished. Yet, we have a young generation convinced they’ve never seen prosperity, and as a result, elect politicians dead set on taking steps towards abolishing capitalism. Why? The answer is this, my generation has only seen prosperity. We have no contrast. We didn’t live in the great depression or live through two world wars, the Korean War, The Vietnam War or see the rise and fall of socialism and communism. We don’t know what it’s like to live without the internet, without cars, without smartphones. We don’t have a lack of prosperity problem. We have an entitlement problem, an ungratefulness problem, and it’s spreading like a plague.”
A VERY INTERESTING OBSERVATION FROM AN EDUCATED 26 YEAR OLD ABOUT LIFE IN USA…….