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Stand Up America - Awareness Article By S

Updated on April 5, 2012

It's a tragedy that America has turned into a selfish, sleazy country where almost everyone only cares about themselves. Crime in America is worse, people realize, as there's no controlling young people who turn to a life of crime at an early age. I have seen people I've known who've done bad things to others quite a bit but never made to pay for their crimes. Our jails are just revolving doors for these types of criminals.

Something else disturbs me that I've noticed, the negative, snobby attitude that so many Americans have adopted. Please remember there are far more important things then the objects you own, how much is in your bank account, and where you vacation at. America was made for all of us, not just the rich people. A country full of just rich people could not function.

I feel another key point I'm forced to bring up is how the government needs to create more jobs for more people. What do they assume, that America can improve it's own economy? It would seem instead that they don't care. I'm outraged at so many peoples' bad attitudes in this country in the face of our economy drop.

So those of you out there who read this, please be kind as possible to your neighbors and try to understand they have it rough, too. It is very rough out there. A friend of mine just lost his job, just before these coming holidays. He was a hard worker and they fired him on some silly technicality. I wonder, do you employers have something against hard workers? Ha, ha, ha! That is funny to me, what about you? It seems most employers are just looking for excuses to fire people. They are particularly foul firing people just before the holidays - why do they think it's neccasary to kick a person when their down? That's the problem with this country, people don't work together enough.

In the middle of all the BS about what kind of car we drive or the size of our bank account or whatever, we're all just human and life is short. We need to strive to make a difference today. You don't have to give the shirt off your back America, but some kindness in the middle of a crisis wouldn't hurt. I know not everyone behaves in this way but I have been noticing too much afoul with people when this country is going through such a trying time.

We ARE all in it together.

- S.


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    • Christopher Dapo profile image

      Christopher Dapo and S. 6 years ago from Havelock, NC

      That is a toughie, mljdgulley, I wish there was an easy out, too. -S.

    • mljdgulley354 profile image

      mljdgulley354 6 years ago

      Great information. Unfortunately information most of America does not want to look at. I don't know what the answer is to our predicament and maybe that is the problem with the majority of the people.

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      Christopher Dapo and S. 6 years ago from Havelock, NC

      Look here, an America that's not working together is an America that's not going to bail itself out of a failing economy. The "every man for themselves" mentality is what's failing this country, even our forefathers said United We Stand!

      Since when does individualism mean being selfish as well? Our government was responsible for it's economy and it destroyed it.

      I feel like I shouldn't have to explain this but seeing as you had to comment I decided to comment back.

      Thank you for your concern. - S.

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      American Romance 6 years ago from America

      Wrong we are ALL NOT in this together, America was built on individulism, not a village! The village mentality was used by Castro for the past 50 odd years and look where they are! The village mentality was used by Greece and Spain and those spoiled brats are burning the very streets others paid for! Not to mention destroying the world economy! It is exactly about owning a nice home, driving nice cars and living life in the persuit of happinesss...........funny I heard that line somewhere else.........oh yea our forefathers wrote it down for us!