"You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift. You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong. You cannot help the wage-earner by pulling down the wage-payer. You cannot further the brotherhood of man by encouraging class hatred. You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich. You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than you earn. You cannot build character and courage by taking away a person's initiative and independence. You cannot help people permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves." ~~ Abraham Lincoln, 1861In an age when too many people are unashamed to show their outstretched palms expecting us to support their dreams and goals by handing over money we've earned by the sweat of our brows, money they don't want to take the time to earn as they are too busy being 'important' in their own eyes I wish we had more examples like Abraham Lincoln around, a man who understood the value and satisfaction of pulling one's own weight.
For all of you out there who 'know', my hat's off to you. Keep it up.