This morning found me busy decluttering documents that go back to 2002. They are taking up lots of real estate in my already very crowded filing cabinets and since my responsibilities have changed in the last decades, I think it’s time to close my eyes and just start dumping. I am not sure what I was waiting for. In retrospect everything either remained exactly the same or changed so drastically that starting over seems like a good thing.
What about this pandemic? Is it possible that things had gotten so out of hand in our world that we needed this strong reset? We are hearing now about how colleges in the U.S. are re-evaluating their tuitions…and parents and their children are re-evaluating the need for leaving college with the burden of such heavy debt. And not only colleges but all kinds of businesses.
I have always been astounded by the college education costs. I am a strong believer in public education because I have seen for decades that the world is run by average people and you can find those as easily from a public college as from a fancy private one. In my experience, oftentimes the fancy college graduate has lot of knowledge, little in terms of a grasp of the “real” world and very questionable ethics. The bottom line seems to drive businessmen everywhere and here we are today: the world is in complete chaos with the novel virus and little was done by smart leaders from good colleges everywhere to stop or control its spread. We are still unsure what the answer is. Some people say we need to learn to live with it, I say, okay, I’ll come out again in 2025…maybe!
I am very optimistic about the Biden/Harris ticket. Fortunately for me, I am a retired person who has managed to save some money and live in a nice house and have a good life that my husband and I worked hard for. I don’t have to hide my politics, nor will I. I would say that philosophically I agree with some Republican ideas, with some Liberal ideas, with some leftist ideas and with some Democratic ideas. The White House current occupant, however, shames me because he is just so mean, so wrong in every way for the job he currently holds…so hope for a new day. America is just awakening. There is hope.