1. A job.
2. An adequate wage and decent living.
3. A decent home
4. Medical care
5. Economic protection during sickness, accident, old age or unemployment.
6. A good education.
FDR Wanted a second bill of rights. It’s above and I really thought this country had it, not legally but morally. After all, it’s what we stand for. Seems to me it’s where Obama is trying to move us to and I don’t see that as a bad thing. It would seem simple enough and it is the American dream. So why don’t we have it?
As long as I’m talking past Presidents here’s what Coolidge had to say back then and it’s still applicable today and probably forever.
“Nothing in the world can take the place of Persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and Determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan “Press On”, has solved and will always solve the problems of the human race.”
To simplify it, it just means that no matter how smart, how educted, how rich you are, if you don’t keep putting one foot in front of the other and keep heading towards your goals, no matter the probelmes, you aren’t going to be successful.
We need to teach our children that when they fall down, pick yourself up, bruch it off and keep going. If you quit the first time you fail, or the second or the third, you will never succeed. Life is a lot like learning to ride a 2 wheel bicycle. It takes persistance and getting up and trying again. If you quit when you fall you are never going to learn to ride the bike.
Set yoour goals and then keep working towards them, no matter what, and you will get there.
Last but not least today is a quote from Eleanor Roosevelt. “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”