Monday, August 30, 2010

I am frightened.

This is an article in the Sun. It is about a 51 year old man who is on verge of homeless. It is a heart wrenching story. This man is in a desperate situation.

However, this story is has a lesson for us all to learn. That is that you have to take responsibility for yourself and your future. You have to save for the financial disasters that will occur in your lifetime.

Sometimes, people will save and still fail when financial disasters destroy their savings. However, you must still save and plan for the future. You cannot reply on the government to take care of you.

That is the problem with our society. We feel that the government should take care of us, that the government should protect us from everything, that the government should make our life perfect. It isn't going to happen.

This gentlemen states in this article that he receives $926 a month in disability payments from the government. He also states that for 8 years he has kept his earnings under $1000 a month to avoid losing his disability payments. What has that plan got him? He is going to be homeless in a few days.

When people rely on the government for support, they do not grow or improve their life. They stagnate and end up living in poverty.

John F. Kennedy said,
And so my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country

It is time for Americans to take responsibility for themselves, help others when they can, and not expect the government to support them.

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