As most of the folks who are regulars probably know, I’m a young man. I’m a college graduate, hold a good job with a large corporation (of which, I am a stockholder as well), and pay my share of taxes. Did I get these one a silver platter bestowed to me once I became the age of majority? Nope. I worked hard for a degree that matched my talents as well as something that would be in demand. Many hours (and gallons of coffee) spent doing homework and studying for exams. If you can’t tell by now, I didn’t go to UGA.
I worked hard and competed in the open job market for my professional gig. I ended up being one of two hired before I graduated college. I guess that’s not “fair” to the other applicants who were qualified, but here’s a newsflash to my generation: life ain’t fair. We can’t expect the dice to roll in our favor all the time. It sucks when they don’t, but you have to pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and try again. It’s tough right now. The economy has taken up residence in the proverbial crapper it seems like, but I believe things will get better. I believe some of these folks are really and truly frustrated with the current situation, but I hope they will realize that they will have to plug away and continue to try.
Some of these folks are discussing the “evils” of corporate greed. Admittedly, there are evil and downright bad people out there, but I don’t believe it’s right to bemoan the fact that people who have talents are able to exploit those talents for profit…and succeed! I don’t believe all those people are “evil”. We live in a land of opportunity, and folks have a choice to make. They can either make a choice to advance themselves and ultimately society, or they can wallow in jealousy and contempt and stink up our public parks.
Personally, I hope they choose the former. Society and our olfactory senses will be grateful.