I live in an area of the United States called the rust belt. At one time blue collar work was abundant and the most secure, best paying jobs around were either in the automobile plants or the steel mills. As we now know, that is no longer the case.
People now are looking at elected officials to make this a prosperous, productive country again. I'm here to tell you that you cannot legislate prosperity. The hard reality is that true prosperity comes from hard work and dedication.
In this age of information, we need to brainstorm and find some better ideas to serve one another. And yes, we need to build a better mousetrap and the world, once again, will beat a path to our door!
Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend. Proverbs 27:17
As the bible verse implies, we should try to build one another's skills and abilities. We all are capable of ideas that can change our lives and lives of others. It's just that we sometimes need someone to prime our pumps. Will one idea alone change the world? Doubtful, but many ideas fit together could make a difference.
The jobs that some of those in the generation before ours, the baby boomers, had, will not be available anymore. Outsourcing and automation has taken care of that. But with new times will come new needs. Some of these needs will call for some of our values, dreams and passions.
And helping each other has it's benefits. Zig Ziglar has said on numerous occasions that you can get what you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want.
My wish with this week's Sunday Musing, is that I have given some who read this a degree of hope and some ambition ot go out and help their fellow man or woman, and look more within than from those they can't control.