When you start saying that people can get ahead if they work hard, the inverse is also true. People who cannot work hard(for whatever reason) will not get ahead. They will get left behind.<quoted text>
We aren't talking of the handicap. I have a handicap daughter. Who is wheelchair bound who can't walk nor move her hands. This post isn't about those who fit in this category!!!
I've never stepped on any one nor pushed anyone to get where I'm at. Nor has my hubby. You missed the part stating we've worked and worked and worked to acquire what we have!
I'm 33... Happily married.. It's taken work yes work for my hubby and I to be happily married... Filed for divorce twice but again 'worked' through our issues... If you put your family first anything is possible!!! Luckily neither of us have ever disrespected each other thus being able to 'work' on our issues.. I think you get the point.. Everything in this great life requires work!!!! It can't be taught, perhaps instilled, but still comes from within... I can write a book on my hardships growing up and devastations Ive endured that no human should... But I'm a fighter from within and refuse to sit and complain.. In 33 years I've had to dust myself and stand up more times then one person should in a lifetime. And it's those low moments in life one should learn from not dwell in!!!!
Again this comes from within!
Oh sure, it's popular to say the things you believe. You have no fear of ostracism. Yet, those concepts are greatly flawed.
What about the people who work hard all their lives and don't get ahead? What about people who lead the largest, and most profitable Corp. in the history of the world, yet pay their workers a pittance that doesn't equate to a living wage.
The most stark example is that handicapped person. They will never be able to work hard and 'get ahead.' Through your philosophy, you have relegated them to less of a life form. You think you are safe believing as you do because everyone else believes the same thing.
You want stuff. You want security. What about the people who are not socialized(indoctrinated) into your perspective?
You think that it comes from "within". What a foolish thing to say.
You think that you were born better? You think you are entitled because of what is inside of you?
These things that you think come from within were taught from out-side. If you were taught, because of your circumstances...then these people who steal and do things you are saying is wrong(stealing,etc...) were also taught those things.
If they were taught those things, and it is with-in them, then your entitled attitude is even worse.
There is truth in the concept of hard work equals more opportunity to prosper, but there are issues that you ignore because of your selfishness. Your selfishness even makes it morally acceptable for someone to 'steal' from what you have.
Even the Bible allows for stealing under certain circumstances.
Your 'pushing people aside' also comes from your philosophy. You want to work to get ahead in the system that exists. Yet this system crushes those that are not equipped. Because of the philosophy that you have bought into, China is ready to push you aside.
Again, there is truth in what you are saying, but when you start to denigrate others, and claim entitlement because what you think is 'within,' you really miss the big picture.
The philosophy that you have used to rationalize your prosperity and put yourself above those who happen to be on probation, creates an 'us vs. them' atmosphere. Don't be surprised when THEY take everything you love, including that 'great life' of yours.