When I was growing up, my parents always told me that hard work is the only way you can achieve the American dream. They were right. I got good grades in high school, made it into all of my college choices on my own accord with scholarship offers, and was the first woman (and family member) on both sidesto graduate college with honors. After a few struggles, I was able to enjoy success in my career and have the ability to provide for myself without assistance from my family. I am living my own American dream and responsible for my own success.
With this being said, I am actually disappointed by members of my own generation, as they are protesting in these Occupy movements across the nation. They want the government to provide their own success and feel entitled to receive the rewards of success without working hard for it. This makes me sick. It is not just my generation, but this movement encompasses the “baby boomers,” who also believe the government owes them for their plight. Again, who put us in the situation we are facing? Duh, duh, the “baby boomers.” The Occupy movement is nothing but a big smelly tantrum, and they want the government to give in.
This leads me to question: Why would you want the government to provide prosperity? Former President Ronald Reagan once said, “Government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.” Each man, woman, and child is responsible for working hard for their own prosperity. Hard work is the key to success. Have these protesters forgotten the hard work that made this country flourish? I think so, and this is leading to the demise of our country.
If you want to view the behaviors of these “juveniles”, just watch the clips. Careful, though, there is some flagrant language (not that hurts anyone).