Stop Whining and Go Get Rich!

Feedback in from a reader (“Wise Words from a Judge in New Zealand for Young People and Adults”):

“Always we hear the cry from teenagers ‘What can we do, where can we go?’ My answer is, “Go home, mow the lawn, wash the windows, learn to cook, build a raft, get a job, visit the sick, study your lessons, and after you’ve finished, read a book. Your town does not owe you recreational facilities and your parents do not owe you fun. The world does not owe you a living, you owe the world something. You owe it your time, energy and talent so that no one will be at war, in poverty or sick and lonely again. In other words, grow up, stop being a cry baby, get out of your dream world and develop a backbone, not a wishbone. Start behaving like a responsible person. You are important and you are needed. It’s too late to sit around and wait for somebody to do something someday. Someday is now and that somebody is you.”

Nice.

One thought on “Stop Whining and Go Get Rich!

  1. I didn’t read the get rich part.  This ‘Judge” seems to be contradiciting Objectivist thinking in every way.  Aynn Rand would have been the beneficiary of visits to the destitute and poor.

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