I am sometimes guilty of being a “Ponderer of Phenomenon“, simply put I think about things a lot and all the things associated with that thing. Sometimes that is good; while at times admittedly I have suffered “Paralysis by Analysis“.
So as I began to ponder about Labor Day and what it means to me, and what I think it means to this country; sure enough, like clockwork, I started thinking about a few things that made me realize,
why it’s not okay to labor in vain?
Labor Day, is the first Monday in September, and was a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It makes up a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country. Yeah… I know.
Now when I began to dwell upon the economic and civic significance of the holiday, I can’t help but to think about our current economic state here in America.
Don’t get me wrong I am not all doom and gloom; but I think we should be more aware of who or what we labor for, in my humble opinion the order is God, Family, and Country.
So what should we do? How to we get back to basics? How do we improve our country’s credit rating? Well, I don’t have all the answers, but I believe it is a process.
In a post I wrote a couple of weeks ago, entitled: “Why Raise An Entrepreneurial Generation?”, I touched on the fact that we should NOT rely on “big business”, the government hand-outs, or campaign promises to stimulate the economy.
If we would just stimulate the economy in our own homes then we would stimulate the economy in our cities, states, nation, and so on? I mean aren’t we the leaders of the “FREE World” – well theoretically anyway? Think about how we got that way.
Remember this country is only just over a couple of hundred years old and has not been around as long as China, India, England, Italy, and so forth. We rose out of nothing to become everything – to the point where if you want to succeed in international business you must speak our language.
Today as I, just like you, probably will be hanging out eating some great healthy grilled food, wakeboarding, water balloon fighting, swimming, or just near the Dames Point Bridge celebrating the freedom’s that our men and women in the US Military served and fought for, as I once did.
I will also undoubtedly be thinking about what we should do to get back to making this country great, strong, and vibrant – by starting with stimulating my household economy so I don’t labor in vain, by building someone’s else wealth and retirement without building my own first.
I hope you found value in today’s post and I look forward to receiving your comments and connecting with you.
Talk to you soon!
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