There isn't a day that goes by that I don't hear, see, or read about snot-nosed, spoon-fed, simpletons with huge senses of entitlement because they have been indoctrinated by their parents and mentors with undeserved praise and the belief that everything should be handed to them. AND it is getting tiresome. I am really sick of our generation's Veruca Saltedness.
This is an era in which many people believe that achievements that one person has earned, the other should get automatically. One where, in many schools, a student can fail a subject and still be allowed to move up to the next grade because some Super Geniuses determined it would be more damaging to the child to be held back and actually learn something than it would to allow him/her to move forward with his/her peers.
So where does this tirade bring me? It brings me to Trina Thompson. Trina, a young woman who recently graduated from The Monroe College in the Bronx, has been having trouble finding a job since she earned her degree in April of this year. Jobless for 3 months now and staring like a 'dumbass-in-Dear Lord our future is in trouble', Trina is doing what any responsible, intelligent college graduate would do...
I'm willing to bet that she isn't the only April '09 graduate from Monroe College. So, did everyone else in her class find a job? Or do they just possess common sense and some threads of self determination?
Trina's family expressed concern as they were depending on her finding a job to help them avoid slipping further into poverty. I understand their concerns, but where is the acceptance of responsibility for your own fate? I know 'times are tough...blah, blah, blah...' and 'the economy....blah, blah, blah', but gimme a break. Perhaps there aren't many ideal careers, but there are jobs out there; and it is up to you the individual to seek them out and do what ever it is you have to do to sustain yourself.
I know this entry seems harsh, but I really hope the courts find in favor of the college. In the meantime, I'm going to contact my lawyer and work on a lawsuit suing the New Jersey Lottery as I feel that they have not fulfilled their end of the 'dollar and a dream' bargain.