I just read another article about how today’s young people have it so hard. The article tried to convince me that they are under constant pressure to succeed and to survive, in the Dog Eat Dog world of today.
The picture that is painted of what they have to go through far surpasses anything faced by those who came and went before them…Or does it?
The article gave several examples to prove its They Got It Tough Contention…
I was really beginning to Feel Modern Youth’s Pain when I started to think that maybe when compared to times past their pain may not be as painful as I think they think it is.
Imagine you are a Young, Skinny, Wiry Fellow Not Over 18 in the Spring of 1860 and you need a job badly. You need a job so badly that you respond to and accept the job offered by the following poster…
Wanted: Young, skinny, wiry fellows not over 18.
Must be expert riders, willing to risk death daily.
Wages $25 per week.
You, young skinny man (you could not weigh over 125 pounds), have just become a Rider for the Pony Express!
There turned out to be some light at the end of the tunnel. The Pony Express went out of business after 18 months. It had earned approximately $90,000 but it had lost more than double that amount.
Somehow, Keeping Your Smartphone Charged, Bribing Your Way Into Snotty Schools and Taking a Jacuzzi Dip With Your Smartphone in Your Pocket does not seem to measure up against being a Skinny Orphan on a Fast Pony Without a Gun.
Would I kid u?
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