Thursday, May 21, 2009

America, get off your ass!!

Listen Up America

We need to have a talk America.  Some several millions of you are currently unemployed, and I understand I've been there.  However after watching and reading a lot of news I have noticed that American's don't seem to be trying hard enough.  Why do I say this?  Well frankly, there are jobs out there.  However, you, for reasons that I don't understand, are too prideful or perhaps stupid to take these jobs because these are jobs that "historically" immigrants have taken.  Sure they don't pay much, the hours might suck and the job itself might suck, but you can't say that there isn't work out there.  Sometimes you need to start at the bottom to work your way up.  More importantly sometime you just need to get a freaking job.  America the problem is you aren't living within your means.  You think, hey what if I get this brand new car and this brand new house and I will pay other stuff on my numerous credit cards.  You take the easy way out.  Most Americans don't even have a savings account.  Or other means of saving money.  Hiding it under a mattress doesn't really count.  Everything that's has happened you have done to yourself.  Stop blaming your problems on everyone else.  Especially the government or wall street or the banks.  Everyone is equally in this blame together.  Listen up the only way America is going to get better is if we can make people understand two things.  1) Money isn't everything - really it isn't you can't take it with you when you die and guess what you're gonna die one day and it could even be tomorrow.  When that happens what should it matter how much you have or what you have.  What matters is how you lived your life and the experiences you had.  2) Having said that, learn to save money and live within or beneath your means.  Why not take the time to draw up a budget and figure out just where things are going wrong and then figure out how to make them right.  Sometimes that means getting or asking for help and there is nothing wrong with that.  Remember what I said earlier quit being prideful and/or stupid.  There is nothing wrong with asking for help.  

That is all I have to say for now.