What Are You Going To Do About It?
June 12, 2012
“Crap! The economy is up, the middle class is growing and the place is crawling with investments. We’ve got to move fast to cripple it.”
All that is missing is the animated cartoon featuring a balding man pulling on two strands of hair, a large coffee cup, a phone and a reporter. Can’t you see this in Sunday funny paper? Even though I was told years ago by a Britain that America’s economy could not continue at such an economic boom and a crash was bound to happen because the distribution of wealth was erasing our middle class. The idea was that too many were living within well economic means. I heard this as a challenge, if the economy has to crash, I needed to make my mark while I still had a chance.
With multiple homes, many world travels, a book and bank accounts later, my invitation into the “in crowd,” came in the form of a challenge. I was asked to serve my rivals while working as a banquet server, I refused, and was sent home. I cried all the way. I arrived to see my kitchen stove on fire. Remembering how I had just emotionally quit, I was doomed for depression.
Nearly one year later I was climbing the corporate latter, rubbing elbows with the upper class and greeting Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and husband of Queen Elizabeth of England. I went from poverty to prosperity within the course of a year. I felt it a challenged to serve an educated group of my peers and I responded by doing an about face, walking away and educating and elevating myself. I had help along the way, but it was neither in the form of a hand up or hand out it was the willingness to work hard and be humble enough to learn.
This is the same America.
“Crap! The economy is down, the middle class is shrinking, the lost of investments are catastrophic, we have got to move fast to recover it.”
So, what are you going to do about it?
Tomorrows post: Simple. Happy.
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This has been Sharon Saffold blogging on purpose and not by chance because chances are, I will blog again.