This message is for every American who constantly bemoans their lot and situations in life. Provided you didn’t inherit a genetic malady, were raised by irresponsible parents, or were a minority without many opportunities, consider yourself privileged to be an American and for that reason, born on third base.
I was raised in several low-income housing projects, fought in Vietnam, graduated from college and worked many middle-class jobs. I learned to save, budget and live within my means. It hasn’t always been easy but at 69, I consider myself lucky to have experienced my life as as American. I hated owing money to anyone, I paid my taxes and insurance premiums, and except for a few brief years in my early thirties, never carried a credit card balance.
Today, I loathe those who complain about taxes and the high cost of nearly everything they feel they are required to purchase. Rarely do they complain about the things they can do without or cut back on — expenditures such as cell phones, big screen TVs, and luxuries which they feel they can’t live without. Too many of these people are under the impression medical care and prescriptions should be free and they shouldn’t have to pay so much for insurance, housing and the real necessities in life.
The real issue here is most Americans are spoiled, can’t budget a dollar and can’t prioritize their lives. Most have no idea what real happiness is. Perhaps, someday they will learn.