Joined: Mar 17, 2005
Location: Staten Island
|Posted: Wed Oct 22, 2008 2:48 pm Post subject: "God Helps Those Who Help Themselves"
From Wed Oct 22, 2008 3:00 am to Wed Oct 29, 2008 2:59 am (included)
|Every day we hear more news of doom and gloom.
More companies going bankrupt as the stock market continues to fall.
And we are definitely in for some tough times ahead as it does not look to get any better anytime soon.
At this point we only really have two options.
We could join the thousands who have already joined the National Pity Party and have basically given up on trying to work their way out of this mess.
The ones who are just sitting back and waiting for the Government to bail them out.
The ones who place the blame on everyone else and don't feel that they should be called on to work their way out of this.
The ones who believe that our next President is going to really make a difference and that it is not going to cost us anything.
This same pie in the sky thinking is what got us into this situation in the first place.
Or we could actually take a page out of the books of our parents or grandparents (depending on how old you are) who lived through the Depression.
People who actually had to rough it just to make ends meet.
People who worked to get the country back on its feet even during its darkest hour.
Sure there were social programs, but most involved doing something in return.
My father even went to Washington state to work with the Civilian Conservation Corps.
He did anything he needed to do, as did my mother, to get through the tough times.
And they never forgot those days till the day they died.
That experience made them tougher and they were the better for it.
The problem that exists today is compounded by the fact that most of us never experienced those types of hard times.
We have created a political system where the majority of those making the decisions make 10 to 100 times what their constituents do.
Just look at the current election where well over a billion dollars will be spent by the candidates.
To bring this closer to home, over a million and a half dollars will be spent to win the Congressional seat on Staten Island.
Hell it's not their money, they don't care.
And you think that is going to change once they get into office? Just look at the current national debt.
So it is left to us.
We need to start thinking like those who lived during the Depression.
And start acting like men and women who want to make a difference and not like spoiled brats who are not much better than those we elect.
"God helps those who help themselves"
Maybe it's time we did just that.