I’m a little sad sometimes. I see young people starting out in their careers. They have energy and their whole life in front of them. They have so much hope. They hope they have the “golden ticket” that will make them a success if they just work hard enough.
Some of them will “make it”. They will work very hard and be considered “management material” work hard…deal with constant stress and at the end of it, they will own a home and have a nice retirement. But how many people get to enjoy their retirement? Home many are unhealthy or even DEAD within a few years of retiring?
And some will NOT make it. They will be in dead end jobs their whole lives, slaving away for low pay, eating crap food, having poor or no medical care, etc.
I know young people who believe in themselves. They are on their way UP, they think and they’re even a little cocky. I hope I don’t have to watch them be disillusioned and ground down into what I almost became (a bitter Old Lady).
I hope that somehow this country will right itself and people can have work they enjoy that pays them enough to have nice lives and even to be able to afford a family. I think that’s something worth working toward.