Today is “Labor Day” and it would do us all good to think about it. I just read that there are “nearly 15 million unemployed Americans”. That is a shocking figure. Although there are many reasons for this, one of the reasons is that a lot of folks looking for employment aren’t looking for work. Instead of getting their hands dirty working, they are looking for a hand-out. That’s why a politian can get elected by promising people a free ride. They want welfare rather than work.
If you think times are hard now just wait. Like the little boy said,”You ain’t seen nuttin yet!”. Unless there is a fundamental change in our work ethic things are going to get a lot worse. And, we’ve brought it on ourself. A Danish proverb says,”Give to a pig when it grunts and give to a child when it cries, and you will have a fine pig and a bad child.” We’ve done that and now we have a generation of spoiled brats that do nothing but cry. We have raised the “Gimme Generation”.
Most people simply don’t want to work. They remind me of a man who joins all the labor unions he can so as to make sure he can always be on strike. Gone are the days when people took pride in a job well done. People today wish but they won’t work.But that is no way to make your dreams come true.
Someone said,”There are two ways to get to the top of an oak tree–climb it or sit on an acorn.” We’ve got too way folks sitting on acorns, too many couch-potatoes, more concerned about entertainment than they are about employment. All they think about are fun and games. They even design they wardrobe around the theme of sports and entertainment. Whatever happened to “work-clothes”? My mother wore exercise outfits when she was alive–they were called “housedresses”. Guess I would have to explain that to some of the younger folks–LOL.
Every year Americans consume more and produce less. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that we can’t keep going like that. Sooner or later we will end up with what we deserve–NOTHING! The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary. Think about it!