If the reports are correct, a college professor canceled a test after the election because his students were too upset over the election to concentrate; several schools have brought in grief counselors; a women called a talk show and said she was loading up on birth control and urged others to do the same because Trump was going to ban the pill. And of course there are the protests and the flurry of left leaning news reports about the KKK, racist bullying, etc.
Get a grip‼️ Grow up or listen to people who have experience in life, you know, like old men.
If your biggest concern is making sure a bake shop must cater a gay wedding or a person who stands to pee must use the ladies room or the pill must be free, count your blessings. If you are afraid your ability to have your student loans forgiven will be lost, get a grip on reality. And by the way, you are being used and manipulated by the elite left whether you know it or not.
Let me think, what was I concerned about at age 18? About finding a job after high school; a quest that took six months and resulted in the lowest paying job in a company of 15,000, the lowest. For economic and other reasons college was not an option at that point.
At 21 I was worried about being drafted into the army or worse marines. At 24 I was worried that my National Guard unit was going to be activated. In May 1968 it was and I was back in the army. That was six weeks after the first date with the women who would become my wife. I was worried she would forget me and move on; she didn’t. Once a week I scrounged eight dollars in change so I could make a phone call to her. I was among the lucky of my friends. They ended up in Vietnam, some never came back and their names are in the Wall. I stayed in Alabama.
At 26 I started college; first community college and then a state school; nine years at night and weekends during which I barely saw my children. It was mostly paid for by the veterans benefits I earned.
At 27 we bought our first, very modest house; a house we could afford on my income alone, it was already seventy years old at the time and our mortgage rate was 9-1/2% … now there’s something worth protesting.
So, students of today, how bad do you really have it?
If you want to make life better for society, to help the less fortunate, get the hell back to class, stop wasting time in college protesting whose name is on a building or a Halloween costume. Finish school in four years or sooner. Become an engineer, scientist, or any STEM related field. Create a new industry, cure illness, improve the environment, create jobs, find ways to feed more people and stimulate the economy. You will never, ever, eliminate racism, bigotry or prejudice, but you can help create an environment where those things are far less appealing to normal human beings.
Find a way for people to take responsibility starting with yourself. More government entitlement programs don’t cure anything, they are bandaids and create dependency.
If you want to make a difference, focus on what you can do to make every welfare program we have unnecessary.
There’s the bell, get back to class and be thankful you have that opportunity.
Categories: Observations on life