Ranger Up Occupy Patrol Base T Shirt
There are a lot of ways to change the world.
Sitting around in a park whining is not one of them.
The only way to actually accomplish anything of note, including the "change" this Occupy Wall Street movement is supposedly looking for, is to develop a mission, assign intermediate goals that support the mission, and work like hell until you achieve them. (Note: This shirt is now both funny and a metaphor)
I understand why people are upset. I understand why people feel wronged. They expected to achieve certain things (a college degree for example) and life would be easy. They'd get to buy fancy things and live in fancy places. The reality, of course, is very different. Many have substantial debt and aren't being paid what they envisioned they would be, and the juxtaposition of Wall Street with their big salaries and often unfair policies is an easy target, and probably a deserving one. It seems unfair.
Here's the thing: No matter what you achieve, no matter how much money you make, life will never be easy, and it most certainly will never be fair. The only thing you can keep doing is to move forward a little bit more every day.
And there's a formula for that we have always used in this country and most certainly has been embraced by our military. The key elements, once again, in case you missed them are: Mission, Goals, and WORK.
If you want anything to be different, on a personal level or a grand scale, you are just going to have to work.
And it won't be easy, and that may seem unfair.
But that's life.