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Life’s Lessons

I went looking for a job today, filled out applications sent out resumes one can only hope for the best. I found myself driving threw the small town in which I grew up. Funny how everything that seemed so big when I was younger, is now so small. I wonder what happened to all my childhood friends. What their doing now, how their lives turned out, and my thoughts drift to those simpler times and a smile forms on my face. It was just a moment but for those brief seconds I was lost in thought I found myself worry free. I guess it’s because I know when we were younger we were loved truly loved.

How sad it is to grow up and feel the opposite, to learn life’s lessons and have the hart harden to stone. To be in a Constance state of fear, wondering how your going to make the bills or even if you’ll eat this day. For the first time in my life I woke up and took a good look around me, from what I see the future looks bleak. Not just for me but for all who are caught up in the recession. To many people took there lives and their way of life for granted.

Gone are the days when a man could go to work, work eight hours a day and provide for his family. In my search for a job I found many many factories closed abandoned, and in disrepair. I noticed all the boarded up houses taken from families threw foreclosure because of the banking scandal and I wonder how those family coped or even if their together. I wonder if all the companies that moved out of the country because it was cheaper for them will ever return. Or if the eleven million people that are in this country illegally taking up the scarce jobs or using the assistance our government freely gives them will ever go home. I wonder all these things and live in fear that all I seen is going to happen to me. There is a means to an end and I fear the house of cards the U.S.A. built for themselves will come crashing down around them.  

 

I went looking for a job today, filled out applications sent out resumes one can only hope for the best. I found myself driving threw the small town in which I grew up. Funny how everything that seemed so big when I was younger, is now so small. I wonder what happened to all my childhood friends. What their doing now, how their lives turned out, and my thoughts drift to those simpler times and a smile forms on my face. It was just a moment but for those brief seconds I was lost in thought I found myself worry free. I guess it’s because I know when we were younger we were loved truly loved.

How sad it is to grow up and feel the opposite, to learn life’s lessons and have the hart harden to stone. To be in a Constance state of fear, wondering how your going to make the bills or even if you’ll eat this day. For the first time in my life I woke up and took a good look around me, from what I see the future looks bleak. Not just for me but for all who are caught up in the recession. To many people took there lives and their way of life for granted.

Gone are the days when a man could go to work, work eight hours a day and provide for his family. In my search for a job I found many many factories closed abandoned, and in disrepair. I noticed all the boarded up houses taken from families threw foreclosure because of the banking scandal and I wonder how those family coped or even if their together. I wonder if all the companies that moved out of the country because it was cheaper for them will ever return. Or if the eleven million people that are in this country illegally taking up the scarce jobs or using the assistance our government freely gives them will ever go home. I wonder all these things and live in fear that all I seen is going to happen to me. There is a means to an end and I fear the house of cards the U.S.A. built for themselves will come crashing down around them.  

BackWoodsDrifter BackWoodsDrifter 41-45, M 2 Responses Mar 2, 2011

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purpleparrot is right when she speaks of the Reagan days, now so many year later, I wish he were here again. It is true that what goes up must come down and so on but each down seems a little farther then the last time. So many factories abandoned, so many lives touched, so many broken dreams. I do wish you the best with your job hunt and I enjoyed your writing.

What goes up must come down and then back up again. It is all a cycle. I am old enough to remember waiting in a long line to get gas in the 70's. Carter was in office and some Americans were being held hostage by Iran. We all thought the world was doomed then. But then came the 80's and Big Daddy Reagan was elected and it felt like everything was going to be alright. It was all about his confidence I think ; even though I'm a Democrat he was good for the country at that time.