For years I have held my peace on this topic, trying to be optismistic about American’s and the American Work Ethic however as of late my attitude has changed and it forces me to speak, even if unpopular about the millions of my brother and sister Americans today in the workforce.
This country was built by immigrants whose work ethic created the America of today, its cities, institutions, its art, its science, and all that America is today. Today however our society depends more on imports then we do ourselves, our own tradesman are very few and far between, and the level of competiency that our children posses in danger of being second or third rate compared to the children of the world. Essentially we have lost that which made us great.
As evidence just take a look at how our children communicate today, they are more adept in eubonics and text language than they are at the “English” language; they no longer can add or multiply in their head but require the use of a calculator for even the simplest equations (such as figuring out what percent to tip a waiter/waitress) they now have an APP for that!
Another fact of evidence is the amount of garbage the we have littered our internet with, that does not even take in to account the pornography that takes up its’ share of the trash heap. The internet has become instead of a useful tool to gather information a receptacle for everyone to “dump” their trash and bad manners. If you want to make fun of someone, start a rumor or just plain out trash someone “put it on the internet” people will take it as gospel because “its on the internet”.
Well, that’s my Soap Box, my oppinion is that 1) that we need to start not only educating our young on doing for themselves, but we also must start depending and supporting American businesses and trades, 2) let’s get back to basics on learning how to communicate with our kids, and each other, 3) and last but not least let’s stop dumping so much garbage on the internet, soon it will look just as bad as litter along the roadsides of America.
The moral, Learn, Earn, and Respect.