…and adjust our perspectives to build a future for those that follow?
In a recent thread that was focused on “who is most to blame” for the current government shutdown, I was challenged to share my idea of how to “get off this highway to hell” we seem to be on. Previous to the response post, I had suggested the easy answer is that “We The People” are the most to blame for the mess in Washington D.C. I decided to post my response here, outside of the social media thread because at the minimum, someone that reads this might think about the reality of the mess we are dragging our future into.
“First as a nation, we need to stop sucking up to the “spend to save the country” BS. If all we do is set a different example to the generations that follow, we will have accomplished something. Not long ago, saving, or putting resources “back” was a lesson learned by those who grew up before WW2. They all had money in banks, few had government subsidies and all did what it took to raise their families before the great depressions. That generation, (my grandparents), were a thrifty lot and for the most part, the last of the real “survivors”. They saved and then had their cake. [Read more...]