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To: okie01

thanks for that about my family.
I grew up in foster homes, and off foster parents who only did it for the money.
Everything was on the Govt, housing, my lunch money at school , even clothes but I still remember going to school and not having lunch and back then it was like a raffle ticket because I was embarrassed.
As soon as I left school I joined the military and wanted out, I hated where I grew up and the druggies etc around me.
I know I should have gone on and done better at school but I learned from that and I am telling my kids that they cannot afford to muss college, no mess about and do well right now so they have a better job and not have to work all hours to make money .

My kids are doing well and understand they need to put in the hard work and they will reap what they sow so to speak.

I took them to a really trashy meth lab type trailer park and then drove them to a nice area with beautiful houses.

I then pulled over and asked them what they liked best and of course they all said the nice houses.

I told them that if they want that then they have to do well and get the work done and you know what it worked.

As for victim, well , I know kids will always call names here and there though my kids do get along with others but if you are called a name so what, it’s a word , and in the end you know better.

I agree that those on the welfare today have no idea because many are raised in the victim mentality and think easy street is the victim card.

One only has to look at the black community to see how it has been destroyed and sadly many in that community do not see it because it’s easier to blame others for their lazy approach to life.

Sorry for the long rant LOL

28 posted on 04/26/2013 5:44:30 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: manc

sadly, is the work ethic even worthwhile anymore?.....I feel that we workers are just the biggest fools in the world....we won’t get Medicare....we won’t get SS....our kids still paying off college loans because we didn’t get minority “scholarships” and loans meant for the “poor”, not the working or middle classes..

32 posted on 04/26/2013 7:29:45 PM PDT by cherry
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