Saturday, May 28, 2016

A Nation of Peter Pans

***Good piece, and a good explanation of the entitlement attitude of so many of our young people.

According to a new study by the Pew Research Center, men and women between the ages of 18 and 34 are now more likely to be living with their parents than living on their own or in any other living situation [such as sharing an apartment].
This is the first time in American history that young people—32.1 percent of millennials—have been most likely to live with their parents.
While the researchers theorize that this trend is due to the fall in the number of men and women settling down romantically before the age of 35, I disagree.  Even single people like their space, especially if they intend to use it for dating and romance. 
I think the trend is a calamity that reflects the erosion of real self-determination in young people, fueled by their unfounded, rocketing, wafer-thin self-esteem.

We need to stop putting them in a bubble in school, scared to death of hurting their feelings or making them feel inferior. If they do inferior work, they should receive inferior grades, and vice versa. But no, now some schools are even stopping the practice of having a valedictorian because it's just so hurtful to everyone else. Bunk.  Competition is good, winning and losing is good. Where is the incentive to do your best if there is no reward? Basic human nature.

***Here's what top CEOs studied in college. In case you're interested.  There's not a Women's Studies major in the bunch. Finance, electrical engineering, computer science, etc.

***Here's the Conservative Review position on the Free Market.



In a free market, individuals and companies are free to innovate and sell their products free from government intervention or control.

In the 21st century, many parts of the American economy are heavily regulated by the federal government. Subsidies and special financial protections have distorted economies in the housing, financial, energy, healthcare, and aerospace industries. Congress rewards politically connected special interests at the expense of small businesses and entrepreneurs seeking to grow their own companies.

Read more at the link. The federal government has been chipping away more and more at the free market, over-regulating and over-taxing to the point that many small businesses just give up and shut down. That is crazy, small business is the backbone of our economy.

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I was at the customer-service desk, returning a pair of jeans that was too tight.
“Was anything wrong with them?” the clerk asked.
“Yes,” I said. “They hurt my 
feelings.”

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It’s amazing how a person can compliment and insult you at the same time. Recently, when I greeted my coworker, she said, “You look so gorgeous, I didn’t recognize you.”

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The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing. ~~ Walt Disney

The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing. Walt Disney
Read more at: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/topics/topic_motivational.html
In a free market, individuals and companies are free to innovate and sell their products free from government intervention or control.

In the 21st century, many parts of the American economy are heavily regulated by the federal government. Subsidies and special financial protections have distorted economies in the housing, financial, energy, healthcare, and aerospace industries. Congress rewards politically connected special interests at the expense of small businesses and entrepreneurs seeking to grow their own companies.
- See more at: https://www.conservativereview.com/issues/free-market#sthash.TXQVPvpk.dpuf
In a free market, individuals and companies are free to innovate and sell their products free from government intervention or control.

In the 21st century, many parts of the American economy are heavily regulated by the federal government. Subsidies and special financial protections have distorted economies in the housing, financial, energy, healthcare, and aerospace industries. Congress rewards politically connected special interests at the expense of small businesses and entrepreneurs seeking to grow their own companies.
- See more at: https://www.conservativereview.com/issues/free-market#sthash.TXQVPvpk.dpuf

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