Rancid wrote:Rich people are an endangered species that must be protected.
Aw hell Rancid! Why do you have to make me laugh so much! Messing up my snack eating with that!
Rich people are an endangered species....
It is like looking for guayabas in November my man, an impossible thing. I walk around this neighborhood in Mexico and I need to do a survey and ask them "My Mexican people how many of you here are feeling that the poverty is going to be gone from your lives in 30 years? Where you don't owe any credit card debt to El Gran Chapur or Liverpool or Coppel Department stores?" and all of you can afford to run the air conditioners day and night and not worry about the light bill? because we got an American who knows the struggles you Mexicans go through everyday and the reason for your poverty is you all don't work hard enough....let me find out if any of you lazy Mexicans who live in a nation with no food stamps and no welfare payments and if you don't work you don't eat? Are some dumb people with no creativity...
Forget about Julio Mendoza there....who works three jobs and bicycles to work and back all the time. And who is super creative and sells original art in the Plaza on Sundays. No, he is not a true Bill Gates. He lacks the right stuff...and that is why he is poor.
Hell, Rancid, sometimes I think these people who don't even bother to read what other people take time to post for the benefit of a discussion? Why do they even bother coming in here?
If they want to talk by themselves? BLOG. Don't go into a debate.
One kid I used to teach? She was a 19 year old trying to get her high school diploma...she asked me why I was so tough on her because I said to her, "You got to read and read quickly because the GED is a timed test. So if you are not used to reading and comprehending what is asked of you? You need to set a goal of reading in incremental stages and time yourself til you can reach a two hour concentration limit. That way you are guaranteed to be able to pass the test because your speed increases with practice and the right methods on extrapolating information."
Her answer was, "No, that is too much work. I don't like reading. It makes my head hurt. I just want to pass the test fast so I can get paid lots of money. I don't care what they are saying. How I feel is the most important part of finishing high school."
The whole room erupted in laughter. She was upset. But I told her, "I can tell you right now...that if you don't work at all you won't get anywhere in life. Nowhere. Reading is a skill. You need to develop it. Writing is a skill and so is thinking critically. But if you resist doing that? No one in the world will do it for you. Do you want to go back to that fast food job and making nothing of money and having your baby suffer because you can't provide for her anymore?" She said no...and I said, "Then stop making excuses and make some efforts. No place in the entire world is going to be responsible for your choices. Only you!"
You got adults with that girl's mentality. At least she had the excuse of being 19 years old and trying to finish high school again.
Most of the people given second chances in life do well. Unfortunately the working people being exploited in many countries including Mexico never are given any chance. At all. They die in poverty. And left behind 60 years of enormous work efforts and nothing to show for it. Because their wages are really about $1 an hour. It is less than the PRC's wages and they have a lot higher expenses than in Chinese cities. It is exploitation. No one lives with illusions that it is not exploitation. Only the ones who never studied economics.
Stop making me laugh @Rancid !