Just Because There Are Stairs Does Not Mean There Is A Way To Move Up—Maybe You Can Build Your Own Staircase
Just because there are stairs, does not mean you have a real chance to move on up.
(Below–The Alki Beach area of Seattle.)
(All photos copyright Neil Aquino.)
any people work very hard and yet they just can’t seem to advance.
Here is a series of articles from the liberal political magazine The American Prospect discussing the difficulties of the middle class in the U.S. and offering ideas on how to make the situation better.
There are many ways in life we might feel that the chance to move up is somehow frustrated or blocked.
In these cases, you’ll just have to try to build your own staircase.
For example, I met my need to communicate my ideas to others by becoming a blogger.
I don’t mean to neglect the role of circumstance in life.
It is a fact of life that sometimes the staircase of existence has been knocked loose or leads no place but underwater. A lot of talk about pulling yourself by your so-called bootstraps is junk. Life is sometimes rigged for the good of the few and at the expense of the many.
One good way to build a staircase for yourself is to have some help. Help might come from friends and family. Help might come from the government in the form of assistance for education or with a grant of some kind.
Maybe you can build a staircase that others will use as well.
Without forgetting that sometimes stuff is just not going to work out, you still need to make use of the life that you have.
The good thing is that things in life often work out for the best, and that there are many people out there who share your goals and who are willing to help.
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