Sundays With Family, Pt. 9

A Better World

Imagine for a moment a strange and unfamiliar world where everyone understands that a penny saved is a penny earned; there is value in sweat equity. Everyone knows to do the job right, the first time. Humility is the gold standard and people understand that they are not entitled to anything; they are motivated to earn everything. Being a good neighbor does not mean that you are always there, only that you are always there when needed.

Every parent understands that the interests of their children are paramount. Every child understands that there is a difference between being unique and being special. Each student is encouraged to spread their wings, but is reminded that a career choice should have value to their community, not just themselves. Every child watches/discusses today’s news in the home with his/her family, affording them the knowledge to avoid repeating histories mistakes and learning from histories accomplishments.

It is a world where the “Dream” is alive and well, where the middle class is strong and the lower class is rising. It is an economy of people who are efficient, kind, humble, determined and forward thinking while never forgetting the past. Federal administrations need not encourage an “ownership” society; it is not necessary in an “earner’s” society.

Of course, this imaginary world cannot, and will not, ever exist.

After all, not everyone can have the same father that I had.


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