A Radical Idea: Work
I heard a story today that really cooked my beans. Rant time, here we go! First of all, you have to understand that I have sympathy for those who are in tough places. Things happen in life that we cannot control and I get that. But, I don’t enjoy hearing people complain about financial problems after I find out that they got themselves into it by doing something stupid. Its like that one guy in Seven Pounds that asks for a tax extension yet has a brand new BWM registered in his name.
The Ten-Step Guide on How To “Cook Zachary Freeman’s Beans”:
Step One: Go to a college that you can’t afford.
Step Two: Graduate with debt and move back in with your parents.
Step Three: Buy yourself a brand new truck without an income.
Step Four: Spend your spare time playing Call of Duty.
Step Five: Complain because you have no money to spend on “hot dates”.
Step Six: Refuse to get a job because you “can’t find one”.
Step Seven: Refuse to leave home to search because you’re on Level Eighty.
Step Eight: Stop making payments on your new truck.
Step Nine: Ask your parents to make payments for the above stated truck.
Step Ten: Complain to about your situation.
True Story. Here’s a radical idea: work. Get outside, disconnect from activities that waste time, and get your hands dirty. If you’re unhappy with your circumstances financially, fix it.
On a more positive note, I have had the opportunity to see some of my peers working very hard this summer. I know there are plenty of you out there who work very hard to pay for your school, pay your bills, etc. And for those people, I want to extend a great big high five. May God bless all of you and instill a powerful drive and ambition to create a positive financial future for yourselves and future family.