Americans

One of my connections was being told to “be ashamed,” on social media, for position taken on a highly divisive issue.

 

It saddened me reading that post.

As a first-generation American, I can’t help but compare.

I compare the America I once knew with today’s America.

No, the America of yesteryear wasn’t perfect.

There were problems, of course.

But, it seemed to me, we worked together to solve those problems.

 

Today?

In today’s fast paced world it’s easy to feel overwhelmed.

Stressed.

Feel left behind.

And feel like pointing the finger at someone. Or something.

That something, or someone, is causing all our problems.

 

Is it as easy as that?

What is the answer?

What is the best solution?

 

I don’t know.

What I do know is that it won’t help any of us if we keep pointing fingers at each other.

Today’s world is constantly changing.

When we make decisions we need to keep that in mind.

 

We, the people. Businesses. Government.

We all need to work together and find solutions.

We need to find solutions for today’s world.

Not the yesteryear world.

 

Going forward in today’s world — what it takes to succeed:

1) Work together. It’s easier to solve problems that way. Bring different strengths at the table.

2) Respect. At times we’ll agree to disagree. But we don’t need to be disagreeable.
Have respect for one another. Respect for one’s right to voice an opinion.

3) United. We can make a better life for ourselves when we are united. And we can make the world a better place when we are united.
Divided we’ll fail miserably.

 

We live in the United States. With all of our differences, let’s remember that.

Let’s live up to the name of our country.

Americans. United.

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Mariana Fieraru
Mariana Fieraru, an Eastern European transplant, fell in love with her new home shortly after landing in New York. She "discovered" pizza! Years later she still loves pizza. And so do her two feathered-kids, Sunny and Flipper

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