Cody works for a law firm that offers nary a single benefit besides a salary.
We do not have life insurance, we do not have health insurance, we do not have a retirement fund.
After last night not only do we still not have health insurance, we now get to pay a penalty for not having health insurance.
It’s easy to get caught up in entitlement.
Cody is an attorney, he does have a salary and a job, something to be very thankful for in this economy and in the state of Indiana in particular.
So this round of health care reform didn’t go so well for a lot of us. But it did go well for a lot of other people. I am going to be happy for them and work to make sure my turn to be considered is next.
This is turning people ugly. It’s setting off feelings of entitlement.
I’d love to march into Cody’s office and ask if they like having more than one child. Tell them that I’d love to have a second one but because they’re too busy keeping their fists wrapped tight around all their money and not providing something as common sense as health care…
It’s easy to get caught up in the drama of it all.
We’re okay. We’re healthy. We have a future together and we have each other.
We have a roof over our heads and every Sunday we get to go to the church we want to go to, sing the songs we choose to sing and pray the way we want to pray.
I can write all of this because I have an American right to.
Cody chose to become a lawyer. He chose to go to school and with school came student loans.
There’s people out there who get what a difficult situation this is, choosing to gain higher education and with it gain higher student loans.
There’s others who think that as soon as you get your diploma you also get a really awesome life and a six figure salary.
I’m sick of being pitted against other people playing the “I deserve this because I…” game.
I’m guilty of playing it.
Yelling at each other and making snide passive aggressive comments isn’t going to get us anywhere good. It never has before and it certainly won’t now.
Being happy for each other when things go right and helping each other out when things go wrong because we’re human and we’re all in this together will take us farther as a society than any bill in Washington ever could.