Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren are running for president on the “guaranteed outcome” ticket. They have both proposed that the federal government essentially pay your bills. In return, you will do as you are told and hand over a substantial amount of your earnings and assets to Washington.
(Bill O’Reilly) “Well we’re waiting here in Allentown, For the Pennsylvania we never found, For the promises our teachers made, If we worked hard, if we behaved.” – Billy Joel
It takes more than that. Hard work and behaving, I mean. It takes discipline and persistence as well if you want to pursue happiness at a high level in the good, old USA. Most educators and even parents do not lay it out. They don’t tell children that economic success comes at a price in a competitive, capitalist system. An American must be able to make money for a company, or for his or her self in private business. Ability and production is everything in the “for profit world.”
You produce by developing skills. Working intensely over a period of time to do certain things very well. Then you discipline yourself to fulfill every job expectation. That’s how you prosper.
If you are unwilling to do that, and millions of Americans are, you can get by – but the struggle will be significant. You may live “paycheck to paycheck,” you’ll likely owe money. And, if a health or any other kind of crisis hits, you’ll get hammered.