Be honest, we are all judgmental. As soon as we meet someone new, we are judging them on their looks, voice, neatness, clothes, and speech pattern. We make instant judgments when we meet someone that can be changed as we get to know them – unless that first impression was so bad that you would never want to communicate with them again. We also judge people on the articles they write, as well as their responses to such articles. Furthermore, we are all self-serving and we act in our own natural self-interest. There was only one Mother Teresa and I doubt that any of you readers are the next Mahatma Ghandi or Jesus Christ. No, this is not an article on religion, spiritual beliefs or political beliefs of any kind.
This article is about common sense, self preservation, and taking responsibility for yourself while not interfering in the lives of others. I am not interested in creating controversy and my goals, while self-serving as they are, are to educate people to take responsibility for their lives, future, and their families.
To that end it is critical to take care of your finances in order to do the above. I am proud to say that I am a capitalist and an entrepreneur and I am not a burden to society. In fact, I am one small spoke in the wheel that helps the economy turn by my efforts to create business which then creates jobs, ultimately helping people provide for their families. I don’t do it for any altruistic purpose; I do it to make a profit which enables me to create business and more job opportunities which allow other businesses to grow as a result of my working six to seven days a week, ten to twelve hours a day.
I choose to do this, and I’ve earned my way through life. I’ve fallen, gotten up, failed, and succeeded and nothing is more satisfying than to recover from failed enterprises.
In a recent article I wrote for EscapeArtist.com entitled, “You Can’t Handle the Truth”, a few readers blogged some interesting comments. I have no desire to engage in any one on one response to these readers since by the nature of their comments it’s obvious they missed the point of the article.
Some people complain about problems or people and bellyache about anyone, trying to create a better life for themselves through the knowledge they’ve gained and their courage to take action. Misery does like company.
I have nothing but gratitude for the people that made and continue to make this country great and I love what Teddy Roosevelt said so many years ago,
“It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose faced is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly, who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause, who, at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement; and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least fails wile daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.”
Eleanor Roosevelt had some comments of her own:
“Great minds discuss ideas,
Average minds discuss events,
Simple minds discuss people.”
The above comments bring me back to the anti-defense, anti-war bloggers that responded to my article:
Fellas, get a grip and get a life or wear a diaper! We have freedom of speech in this country so you are free to write and say what you like. But for gosh sakes, you missed the point of the article to promote your ideology on how big government is necessary to take care of everybody. I am the first to admit that some people need help through no fault of their own and am a firm believer in being charitable. So are big businessmen, like Bill Gates and Warren Buffet. But but but, the government is out of control, is too big and is fiscally irresponsible!
For the insecure people that think that government was created to take care of your every need, kindly disregard the rest of this article as you won’t get it – again.
The points in the article “You Can’t Handle the Truth” were as follows:
- Social Security is failing – see links
- Pension Plans are failing – see links
- Stimulus Money will create inflation and the devaluation of our currency – see link
- Forget Detroit – it’s lost. – see link
- The truth about government statistics – do they tell all the truth? – see links
The article was not about the Defense budget, it was about how you can preserve your wealth and create more while others are losing their money!
It was about making lemonade from the lemons of this economy. To that end, you can’t and shouldn’t rely on the government to take care of you. You should educate yourself and make informed decisions with your money so you can take care of yourself.
I have no political agenda and I can’t be bothered with all the world events. For certain, I don’t know about a lot of things and I strive to continually learn more and improve myself. The world doesn’t owe me or you a living or a guarantee of any kind but I do hope that I’ve made a positive difference in the lives of many people before I leave this place.
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