The No. 1 lesson I learned in life is sacrifice.
One of the things I received from others' sacrifices is a formal education mixed with daily life lessons. The combination forces us to critically think and consider different ideas, learn the depths of individuals and collectively create sound solutions.
We may often disagree. It is our family bond, however, that unites us and compels us to sit down and confirm well-defined commonalities. Then we must have the courage and enthusiasm to perform at our peak capability while staying focused on results over distractions.
In a world of open information, how do we regain a practical focus? We are competing everywhere. But is it fair competition? How do we keep ourselves and others on point without a real look at where we place our time, money and energy?
Never miss a local story.
Most people aren't equipped to process everything and are overwhelmed.
Our actions further highlight our collective lack of focus from the middle class. We are not being squashed by the least of us, but rather the few who have the most.
What are our common goals, America? What is each of us willing to give? For the middle class, we have given enough, except our voice with real critical thinking of facts. For the well-to-do? Understand this country belongs to everyone, and you need to pay your proportional share for a system that lets you earn yours, too.
When we begin to agree on that vision, our courage and enthusiasm shall naturally resume.