As Americans we continue to be frustrated with our politicians and the inability to truly serve us in the best possible way. Power and greed continue to hamper our abilities to do what’s right for our people and for our economy. Though a video I had come across with Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson really got me thinking, that maybe its not the politician that we should be hoping will turn this country around, but maybe it will be you.
As transitioning veterans we are quick to look for an employer to work for, but maybe that isn’t what some of us are meant to do. Maybe with a little bit of education, knowledge and creativity, we can be one of those explorers, inventors, or educators, that can really lead this country into tomorrow. Maybe with our leadership skills and driven work ethic we can do the unthinkable for humanity, that no politician could achieve. It is the workers in our factories, labs, museums, schools, offices, and stores that are the driving force our country needs to grow and develop.
We not only have to find work in difficult times, but we have to look at all the possibilities out there when we separate from the military. With education benefits, you can choose to become that student who may someday make a huge impact for the local community, or for the whole country. You may take an idea and bring it to life, never believing it was ever possible, but now believing the American Dream may really exist.
With a lot of hard work, dedication, sacrifice, support and passion, I am warming up to the thought that maybe that can be me someday. Maybe I can make a difference for some or many, either way I cannot stop trying.
The video above is narrated by one of the greatest Astrophysicists of today, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and it is this video that got me thinking. Why are we so bent on believing the politician will be the one to bring great change for our country and not the Scientist, the Teacher, the Inventor, the Artist, the Farmer, the Neurologist, the Doctor, the Engineer, the Physicist, the Student, the Researcher……….
I want to learn and hear more from these people, because they are the ones who have and will continue to make this country the greatest for generations to come. I’d rather be holding up a sign at a rally for these inspiring people, instead of a politician who like Mr. Tyson says “plays for the quarterly report, and plays for reelection”.
Don’t believe it will take one person to turn this country around, it will take us all.
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