We have become a nation of upside down thinking. Does it make sense to take from the rich and give it to the lazy? Even Robin Hood wouldn’t do that.
Now, I know what you are thinking. “Mark, that is harsh. These people are hurting and need our help.” My friends, I am all for helping the hurting and those in need. But, we must not fall into the subtle trap of upside down thinking. It is quicksand.
You see, when the government took it upon itself to be the all consuming provider safety net, we, yes we, got lazy.
Years ago, it wasn’t that way. Neighbor helped neighbor when in need. The church was the cornerstone of community services. Now, all that still exists, but not to the level that it once was in America.
What we have created is a generation of “I deserve” thinking. I deserve this and I deserve that.
We must help those in need…so that they may leave the indignity of poverty and join the community of prosperity.
The late Jim Rohn said, “The soil says, ‘Don’t bring me your need. Bring me your seed.'” If, we as nation are truly compassionate, then we must help individuals stretch beyond their need with the seeds of success.
Jim Rohn also said, “You must get good at one of two things: planting in the spring or begging in the fall.” We have become a nation who expects the harvest to be there in the fall…because the government said they would plant for us in the spring.
Three problems with that upside down thinking. 1. The government plants substandard seeds. 2. The government has no more money (by the way, that would be our money) to buy anymore seed 3. Cradle to Grave mentality has created the generation of the Lazy.
So, which America do you want? For me, the choice is clear!