Sunday, October 23, 2011

Belated parental advice for "occupy" protesters

Their parents didn't teach important lessons about life to the superannuated children "occupying" Wall Street and Seattle and everywhere. Washing is so obvious. But the kids say that they think everything in life should be free - all the things they want. And that they should be relieved of the commitments they made, such as student debt. You have some learning coming, kids.

Marybeth Hicks has some advice at Washington Times.
• Life isn’t fair. The concept of justice - that everyone should be treated fairly - is a worthy and worthwhile moral imperative on which our nation was founded. But justice and economic equality are not the same. Or, as Mick Jagger said, “You can’t always get what you want.” 
No matter how you try to “level the playing field,” some people have better luck, skills, talents or connections that land them in better places. Some seem to have all the advantages in life but squander them, others play the modest hand they’re dealt and make up the difference in hard work and perseverance, and some find jobs on Wall Street and eventually buy houses in the Hamptons. Is it fair? Stupid question.
Add effort to that list. The "lucky" people are often those who work twice as hard as their peers. And she has four more points.

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