Let’s give the media a round of applause for scaring the crap out of Americans.
Bravo, Fox News!
Well done, CNN.
I appreciate all you do. *finger guns*
Perhaps the colorful, hyperbolic adjectives used to describe the American economy are fitting.
However, I ain’t worried about it. Financially speaking, I’m better off than I’ve ever been.
But just in case, why not see if we can brainstorm a few solutions for our country that’d save us from a future of indentured servitude to Communist China.
Of all the options, this one is, by far, the most difficult.
Inspiring change is a lot of work, man. I’d do it, but after working, blogging, sleeping and watching Community, The Office, Modern Family, The Real Housewives, and Jersey Shore, there simply isn’t enough time left.
You could start a revolution like that Tunisian street vendor who set himself on fire.
Oh, yeah. And you could vote too. That might work.
The complete opposite of my first idea, this option is the easiest. Although, those who choose it give the illusion they’re working really hard.
Want to execute this strategy? All you need to do is nothing.
Well, I guess that’s not totally true. Acceptance does require some effort.
- Sit on your porch.
- Feel sorry for yourself.
- Smoke menthol cigarettes.
- Eat sunflower seeds while drinking canned beer.
- Complain to anyone within earshot about how Mexicans are destroying America.
That’s all it takes.
Since Scandinavia has all the answers, go there.
I’m not kidding. They’re trouncing us in quality of life, health care, income equality, etc.
Don’t get me wrong. We’re great and all, but there are soooo many ways we are NOT #1.
The natural response to this news is to desperately search for reasons why certain countries are more #1 than us. Save it. Excuses will get you no where.
Put that patriotic pride aside, and start looking for ways to make a better life for you and your family. If you have to leave your homeland to make it happen, so be it.
And finally, my favorite.
You don’t have to change, accept or leave the greatest nation that’s ever existed.
You can change.
If what you were doing doesn’t work anymore, do something different.
I don’t mean to sound callous, but if your job moved to India, China, the Phillipines or the like, you gotta move on.
Instead of being part of the solution, be part of the problem. Maybe you can benefit from outsourcing too. Use cheap labor to help start or expand a business, and become more competitive in the global marketplace. Why not? As a small-time entrepreneur, you probably can’t afford to hire an American full-time anyway.
Stay on the lookout for new technologies and industries. When you find a new opportunity that interests you, get the necessary training and get ahead of the game.
I’m not clueless. I know my fellow countrywomen and countrymen are suffering during these times. Regardless, sitting on your rump while the rest of the world surpasses us is unacceptable, and dadgummit, it’s un-American.
For the good of your country, ADAPT.
What other choices do you have?
Hint: We went over ‘em like two seconds ago.
What have you done lately to make yourself more competitive in the global marketplace?