Tomorrow night President Obama will address the American people and a joint session of Congress. He is going to present his jobs plan to the American people and the politicos on both sides of the aisle.
Why are we looking for the President to make a speech about jobs? Why are we waiting for him to create more jobs or at the very least, create favorable conditions to create jobs?
The only job the President can save is his own and I’m not even sure that is possible any more.
My issues are not with the President. My issues are with the American people who are waiting, like lemmings, for someone to put them back to work.
There was a time, not too long ago, when we were proud to be Americans. We made things, we built things, we invented things. We did great things and we were the envy of the modern and not so modern worlds.
Now we aren’t envied, we are hated.
And, we seem to hate ourselves.
Currently there are about 14 million people out of work who want to be working. That’s 14 million people collecting unemployment and looking for work.
Remember when we were innovative? Some of the best inventions came from Americans. We have created things that have changed the world. Bill Gates and Steve Jobs weren’t waiting around for the president to tell them how to find work, they went out and created jobs for themselves.
Along the way they changed the world.
What are we waiting for?
We have the internet, the great equalizer, why aren’t we creating all kinds of jobs?
It isn’t easy working for yourself but it is rewarding and you have job security. Of course, if you don’t make work for yourself the government isn’t going to send you a check. Those checks are for people who don’t have an entrepreneurial spirit.
If you have an internet connection you can sell all kinds of things.
The great thing about Americans is that we buy all kinds of needless shit.
Have you lost some weight recently? Write a book. The weight loss industry is not faltering at all during this downturn in the economy and Americans always…ALWAYS, want the easy fix.
Nothing has really changed in the weight loss industry – eat less, exercise more. That’s it and yet hundreds if not thousands of books are published each year about how to do it.
And we gobble them up.
14 million people ought to be able to come up with some new, innovative thing that starts the next revolution. You don’t need a college degree to come up with one of these beauties, in fact, some of our most innovative people didn’t have college degrees. On the other hand, it isn’t too late to get your college degree, you might just learn a new skill that could change the world.
Remember the Pet Rock?
It was a rock for crying out loud but it made some industrious man a millionaire. And he didn’t even have the internet to market with.
There is nothing we can’t do and yet we are waiting around for someone to tell us what to do.
If You Build It, They Will Come
Find your inner baseball diamond and built it. If you don’t know what I am talking about go to Netflix first (another awesome American invention) and rent Field of Dreams. Then, sit down and figure out what it is you can do and do it.
Take a risk.
How bad can it be to fail? Trust me, some will fail. But it is through that failure that we find great success.
Come on America, let’s stop waiting around for the government to find us jobs, let’s create our own.
It’s time to be proud to be American again.