Well, that is the truth about it, I don't know anything at all. Life is difficult and it is not as if there were a gold star to achieve or a bell that rings when you get it right. It is a moving target.
What advice would you give a young one today? I don't know. Maybe, as Whoopie Goldberg said,
"Life is tough, wear a seat belt"!
Certainly my happiest moments were ones of innocence and no expectations, moments when the train stopped and I could just get out and walk around with no place to go and no place I had to be. Moments when time stopped or didn't matter.
When you think you got it right, everything changes and now the world is in turmoil, our economy is tumbling and security cannot be found in an outside source. The old math succumbs to the new math and it does not add up.
There are a lot of reasons the housing market is in the garbage can. One amongst them is that we do not know where the next pay check is coming from. Next week could be our turn and we might lose our job.
Renting, its short term commitment and 30 days notice is replacing the stability of home ownership.
I do not know. There will be consequences to this, I know that. The rules will change and it will become a different game. It might become a time of no obligation, no commitment. There is always a price.
It is difficult to give advice other than stay strong and be healthy, get lots of sleep and keep the faith.
Our President will give a speech on job creation next week. I know a lot of business people and they would hire tomorrow if they had a customer. It is really very simple math. No money equals no buying.
No buying equals no jobs. So we get another politician who wants to get rid of minimum wage! That will be great! We can work for a dollar a day! and another, Rick Perry from Texas who wants to get rid of Medicare and Social Security! That will be great, dump more Seniors into poverty and reduce the flow of money even further! Texas has more people working for minimum wage than any other State in the Union!
I don't know. How hot does it need to get before we believe in global warming? How many icebergs need to melt away? How many hurricanes blowing into New York City? How many bridges falling because of the worst floods in over a hundred years?
It is easy to say we will never get it right but that is defeatist and sightless of any goals, an admission that the rules are contradictory. I think the rules are clear. We are the caretakers of this planet.
I am always HERE, join me, it's free!