Wednesday, April 4, 2012

New Day, Same Dollar

"It is time this Congress listened to the American people and minimum-wage workers, and it is time that we act."
Russ Carnahan
I have been working on a project recently that has really been embodied by this statement above. I can't talk about the project directly but definitely stay tuned if you're in the city of Chicago. Life in America, even in the midst of an economic.downturn nationally, has become more expensive. From the food we eat to the clothes we wear, life is really becoming a hassle. Nowadays people are taking jobs that pay that minimum wage just to stay afloat. These jobs don't give good wages and they don't do a good job of wage increase. The cost to be current has become such a struggle and businesses don't care about that. Many people are struggling just to be broke. Many people are working places they can't shop at a day in their life. To me that's awfully sad. The American dream is turning into a joke. A college degree gets you a little more than a high school degree which has lessened the value of such a great accomplishment. Lord knows they aren't paying us for it. People get stuck in jobs out of necessity just to have enough. Then Congress won't help to pay people more, especially minimum wage persons. I understand that's the job, but pay them with some type of respect.
My little man go to bed so hungry Get up, go to school with his nose runny Come home with his nose bloody His sister laughin', he like, "What's so funny?" 'Til she drowned out by the sounds of hunger pains in his tummy"
Talib Kweli
I said the cost of food is going up. How many kids do you think are running around here as the one desrcibed above? I'm very sure there are too many. So many to the point, where this country ought to be ashamed. Ashamed because the price of food is becoming so costly, you can barely afford to survive is what it's looking like. When people can't even live with an iota of abundancy, that is really sad. Poverty is a fight I don't really feel America is really fighting against. They have let the richest 1% get away with all types of tax breaks and accommodations. The government should be taxing them harder to set funds aside to help with poverty and other things. We need to change people. Really need to change! We need to push ourselves and rally ourselves to a greater good. They can drown the voices out of one but not the voices of many...thank you for taking a look into My Thoughts..

It Will All Be Different

There are things in our life where we know the effects are life changing. We know that things are going to never be the same from here on out no matter how much you may want things to be positive or stay the same in some instances. Strike that notion from your mind. It will all be different from here on out. You just have to accept that.

There are some things that have happened in my life I just wonder like did I do this right. Did I make the right decision here? And I realize from what I did or didn't do, I set things in a course of motion where I know everything will all be different. From things at work to interactions with others, everything has changed. It will all be different and sometimes it's a good thing. Other times, not so much. In my life, I have dealt with the not so much. I have made decisions based on fear, indecisiveness, bravado, anger, and a host of other ill-mannered mindsets. And when you do this, you must realize everything will be different.

Initially it may look good but turn out to be a total disaster. Initially it may look like a disaster to a good thing. You roll the dice with that each time but in the end things change. That's just the way it is. The change can start off gradual or very instant. You have to be ready for both. Not a lot of people deal with change well. I know in some cases I do, in some cases, not at all. I try to keep a good attitude towards change but it's not easy for some of those harder situations. But it's necessary. Sometimes it can be so great if you are willing to see it all through to the end. And yes, it may be different but that who said different is always bad? It can be but it can be such a new world of opportunity at the same time...thank you for taking a look into My Thoughts...