This statement made me into a “grumpy old man” ! Who is this young whippersnapper, and what does he have to contribute ? Some of my Facebook Friends already really like him, and see him as a savior for this country. I had no clue who he is, so it was time to do some research. To do this, I relied on the source, his own campaign website, and the materials he posts to share his plans for our future.
Mr. Rubio, you admit you’ve been impatient all of your life, but I will have to join the chorus of those who say “step back, sit down, do your homework, and wait.” Nothing in your resume, or your litany of ideas, says you are ready to handle the most complex job in the world: the United States Presidency.
Young fella, you need to take the time to actually study “yesterday”. Look around. Everything you see is the result of what your predecessors have actually produced. It’s real, not in your dreams. Some is not as good as we might like, but most is pretty awesome, and it was delivered for the most part by we baby boomers who you want to now discard. We built “yesterday”, and we are not finished !
A couple of years ago I was with a group of young men who set their sites on acquiring enough money to retire by 35, because no one beyond that age could possibly be productive. I’m nearly double that age, and my clients still depend on me daily to assist them when problems arise that those rising stars can’t resolve.
The “folks of yesterday” are not ready for disposal. We focused on needs, did quality work, were driven by the needs of others and our country, and continue to do so to this day. We have a work ethic you don’t understand, are driven by facts not poll driven media sound bytes, and have patience to study a problem, consider options, plan a strategy, embark on a solution, evaluate results, and modify the course as necessary.
Sunny boy, you still have some learning to do, and the first lesson is this. DO NOT DISRESPECT YOUR ELDERS. If it wasn’t for us, you wouldn’t be here in the first place. We created all that you see around you, and if you want to be a leader, you’ll learn we are a valuable and important resource.
And for those who disagree, here is a small experiment. Remove from your life everything created by the Baby Boomer generation. Take away all media, all transportation, those comfortable homes you live in, the stores, the roads you travel on, vacations, all communication devices, entertainment centers, sports … all of it. Also remove anything you created which is a derivative of those items. If that idea doesn’t appeal to you, then perhaps you should be respectful to those who brought you this far … and realize we still have a lot to contribute.
As for the soapbox upon which I’m standing … I built that myself during a lifetime of patient observations, study, and work. After nearly 69 full years on this planet, and a diversity of experiences, it’s a pretty big box and I own it !