I owe the world a living

There has been a lot on my mind lately, and I've had a really hard time organizing it into coherency.  I hope you can follo this post without too much trouble. 

Yesterday was the primary election here in Utah.  Next week is Independence Day.  I've never really realized how close these two events are together.  Independence day used to be a day for fireworks, and to hang out with family, and an excuse to not work.  Then I met my Dear Husband.

Adam is a true patriot if there ever was one. I've never met someone who loved this country so much.  Who really wanted to fight for what it stands for.  For life, liberty and the PURSUIT of happiness.  Our GOD GIVEN rights.  The ONLY things we are entitled to.  

I get so frustrated with people who think that they are ENTITLED to so much.  Freedom, opportunity and entitlement are three ENTIRELY different things.  

To be perfectly blunt, I am embarrassed by a lot of my generation.  They have the grashopper mentality of 
"Oh the world owes me a living
Deedle dardle doodle deedle dum
Oh the world owes me a living
Deedle dardle doodle deedle dum
If I worked hard all day I might
Sleep badder when in bed at night
I sleep all day so that's alright
Deedle dardle doodle deedle dum" 

The problem with this is, that living has to come from somewhere.  So those who work hard, and seize opportunities are made to pay for it.  You are NOT entitled to my paycheck.  I work hard for my living, to help support my family, and I can not support others.  Ugh.  I"m going in a direction I didn't want to go.  But this IS my blog. 

We need to stop putting our hands out, and start getting them dirty.  You are NOT too good for fast food.  I have had a job since I was 11 years old.  Sometimes it was just babysitting, mostly though, it was a real come-to-work-punch-in-and-out-get-a-paycheck kind of job.  Yes, some of the time it was in the food service industry.  I am truly grateful to my heavenly father for my job.  I feel good about how I do it, I work hard, and long, but I know that I have EARNED nearly everything I have.  None of it is bought on credit, none of it is still being paid for.  It's out and out paid for.  

I don't have everything I want, but I have what I need, and I have those around me who I KNOW love me. Even Mr. T. LIKES me.  (does that mean I'm doing something wrong as a parent?) I have a roof over my head, food to eat, clothes to wear, shoes on my feet and a car to drive.  THAT is what makes me part of the 1%. I don't have extra money in the bank, but I have enough.  I appreciate, very much, the things I have been gifted, and the things that I have earned.  

I may be ridiculed for this post. I may have finally ticked off enough people that NO one will read anymore.  But this is something that I can not get off of my mind.  I really hope we can get away from the grasshopper mentality, and get back to what will really and truly save our nation...The ANT mentality:

  "Oh I owe the world a living
Deedle dardle doodle deedle dum, ah-choo!
Oh I owe the world a living
Deedle dardle doodle deedle dum, ah-choo!
I got a bad cold in my head
You ants were right the time you said
You've got to work for all you get
Deedle dardle doodle deedle dum, ah-choo"


27 June 2012

1 Comment:

Adam said...

Amen, that is all.