The couple pulled up to the gas station pump. Premium gas pump to be exact. The man, well dressed, got out and slid his credit card. As he started to pump the gas, another man yelled "must be nice you (expletive)! The man continued to pump his gas into the brand new shiny Porsche. It is nice.
I just read where the US is ranked by the UN as the 13th best country to live in. Lots of people are actually happy that we are 13th. It is all over the web. You can just feel the glee in their socialist blogs and articles. To me though, two basic premises come to mind with this ranking.
My first thought is who cares. The UN is a joke anyways, and the whole thing is run by 3rd world dictators and 2nd world losers. Their entire reason for being in the UN is to have us pay for them, and then to explain to any journalist why the US sucks.
My second thought is the reason I wrote the true story above. We, as a country, are turning into what seems to be the most jealous country on Earth. No one can appreciate anothers hard work anymore. People tend to think that if a person has something nice, they must have stolen it or defrauded others to have gotten it. Hard work is becoming something that only "fools" do. Why work hard when someone else should pay for me?
As a nation, our work ethic is seriously becoming impaired. We have people who are able bodied and smart enough to go to work, but who merely sign up for any govt program they can find. Food stamps, welfare, whatever. If the govt will not give it to them, they go live with someone else who does get the free stuff. And when the little bit from the govt is not enough, they clamor for more. Elect someone who will give it to them, not elect those who will make them work.
So when the person who is able to work, but likes the free stuff better, sees the person who has worked all of thier life, worked harder than most, and taken lots of risks, the only response it "must be nice you $%@!
Jealousy prevails in this country. If we truly are 13th in the world, I offer that it is because of jealousy.