American college graduates are just getting back from their cross country sojourns to find the brutal reality of a desperate job market. But look at the bright side, you could live in Europe. European graduates have it worse. With Spain and Greece dealing with youth unemployment near 50% and an Euro economy in recession to the point of stalling, these new graduates are facing few job prospects other than in the tourism industry. We continue to struggle with college degrees and places for them in our economy. College does not mean a job, just a statistical better chance at making 4x as much money as someone with a high school diploma. Youth has forever been given a rude awakening when they realize this is for real.
Did job prospects help you decide on your college major? Did you find a job when you graduated?
I know it is been hot out there, but the US is having its largest drought since 1956. With the scorching temperatures and little rain, the mid-west and their farmlands are close to financial and natural disaster. June was ranked as the third driest month in 118 years for our nation. Corn crops have been devastated and cattle is being sold to stay solvent. With heat wave after heat wave and little rain, our prices for food will continue to rise. With all our technologies and advances, we are still dependent on the rain. Life is that simple and that complicated.
Has the weather had an impact on your life this summer?
We have had some great stories in the city of brotherly love, but in this story, a taxi cab driver took hospitality too far. A concerned citizen taped a taxi driver defecating on the sidewalk in the wee hours of the morning Don’t poop there? In a hot summer, sometimes decorum can go out the window and whether this taxi cab man had a bowel problem or not, his movement certainly makes us stop and consider how our actions affect one another. I am reminded of the 80s movie “Can’t Buy Me Love” when the one character says, “you shit on my house, you shit on my house.”
What are some actions from our fellow citizens that just unnerve you, especially during the summer?