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Old 10-30-2013, 07:57   #1
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What happened to our culture of self improvement?

In my family it is kind of a joke among the kids what the answer will be if one of them says they are not getting the results they want. "Try harder."
So, I don't really get this attitude in America among some people that they want just enough to get by. And if they don't quite have that, then somebody else should do something about it. What?
If they do not have enough money, somebody else should lighten their bills a little. Why?
Why do we no longer have a culture of "get out there make a better life for yourself."?
Seriously. Anybody who is born in America has hit the freakin world lottery. The opportunities are out there, we practically stumble over them. But people want to be taken care of now instead of doing for themselves. What happened?
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Old 10-30-2013, 08:13   #2
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I do believe that our,"educators",have done a fine job conditioning the youngsters that it is wrong to attempt to be,"more equal than others".
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Old 10-30-2013, 08:22   #3
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Old 10-30-2013, 08:23   #4
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The .gov has taught a couple of generations that it is easier and more acceptable to be lazy and fruitful. Fruitful only in the sense that they are producing as many future lazies as possible, in an attempt to work off the energy their EBT bought sugar loaded Twinkies produced in them. Or something equally disgusting.
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Old 10-30-2013, 08:42   #5
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It's not my job or my responsibility... so that leaves it being your fault.
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Old 10-30-2013, 10:13   #6
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Every opportunity has inherent risk as part of the equation so I'd say part of what you are observing is a high level of risk avoidance due to multiple areas of uncertainty.
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Old 10-30-2013, 10:41   #7
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It is far better to improve the other guy through force of government, takes a lot less blood and sweat and tears.




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Old 10-30-2013, 10:42   #8
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in a word: democrats.
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in a word: democrats.
Or sloth.
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Old 10-30-2013, 11:04   #10
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Why self improve when daddy government will make sure they can give you anything you want without having to work for it.
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Old 10-30-2013, 11:15   #11
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The alternative view of the results of a successful education. Some do not like this.



"True education makes for inequality; the inequality of individuality, the inequality of success, the glorious inequality of talent, of genius; for inequality, not mediocrity, individual superiority, not standardization, is the measure of the progress of the world."



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Or sloth.
enabled and promoted by democrats. lets face it, the vast majority of successful business owners are conservative when it comes to government, they are also promoters of rolling up your sleeves and getting to work, being responsible for yourself, and so on....
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