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POV | Change or Die

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I saw an amusing editorial cartoon the other day. In the first panel, a man asks, "Who wants change?" Everyone in the large crowd in front of him has their hand raised.

In the second panel, he asks, "Who wants to change?" And no hands are raised.

To me, that simple drawing summarizes the main problem with America in 2015.

We want more money. But we don't want to work harder.

We want better infrastructure and schools. But we don't want to pay more taxes.

We're willing to send kids off to war. But not if they're our kids.

We want everyone to start playing by the rules. But we want to keep bending them ourselves.

In short, we want everything to be better. But we're not willing to do what it takes to be better.

In past generations, people were willing to move out of their comfort zones in order to effect change in their lives. They better understood the concept of shared goals and the personal involvement required to achieve them.

They knew that there's really only one choice: Change or die. But now it seems we'd rather die than change.

There are people these days who do get it. But they're swimming against a strong tide. And anyone who persists in thinking we can get something for nothing is only adding to the undertow.

Call and tell us if you agree, and why.

I'm Bill Lamb and that's my Point of View.
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