Yea, I voted by mail, though I used to just go in early. But at 79 I suspect that can’t continue for long. My first message… Don’t get old. Second message, raise good kids, though perhaps that should me the first. But I did both and I love it. At least the good kids part. And most certainly, a good wife makes an unbeatable combination. One of our kids has been president of her own 25 employee financial planning service for 31 years.
My problem today is the stupidity of the general public… Or perhaps, laxness. Or laziness. And education (though I didn’t finish high school).
That they want the best is good, but they must be willing to work hard for it. Long before I knew better I was delivering papers. Then onto working in restaurants and filling orders for corporations. And then at 19 I got married to a woman smarter than me, and that was the best thing I ever did. We moved out of L.A. to GA, NJ and WI (I was in sales and worked for Mike Cudahy, an amazing entrepreneur). Then in WI my wife and I started a company in our basement and grew it to 70 employees with offices in four states in 25 years. With our kids help. But I got older… sold the company and retired. Two of our kids then went off and started a similar company (surprised?) and are doing great. Because they are good… And expect their hard work to also turn into growth and success.
I mention all of this because I just don’t understand why we haven’t raised our U.S. kids to enjoy work. And to be the best they can be at it! Absolutely NOBODY should ever be fired. EVER!!!
I blame political corruption… Mostly by the Dems but also by the Republcans. Politicians take bribes… To get re-elected… Or rich. And that costs cities and states and JOBS!! But what the hell… It doesn’t cost the wage-earner (at least, not up front). But, we are where we are because of it.