Imagine for a moment – a mother lion never teaching her cubs how to hunt. She continually brings her cubs food – they never seek to get their own because they rely on mom to bring them food.
Imagine – if you will – a bird never teaching her babies how to fly. Never pushing them out of the nest, never pushing them to strive on their own.
Both species would eventually die out if these scenarios happened, right? They would never learn how to survive on their own, right?
“GIVE A MAN A FISH, YOU FEED HIM FOR A DAY. TEACH A MAN TO FISH, YOU FEED HIM FOR A LIFETIME.”
My oldest daughter is 24 years old and has been living with her father. When she is in need of something extra she goes to him or his mother who is very generous in giving.
Her grandmother is a STAUNCH liberal. She has voted Democratic for eons. She is very adamant that liberals are the best party and do the best for this nation.
My daughter has not started a career yet. At 24, she should be well on her way, right? I don’t blame her – I mean she’s been very confused about what she has wanted to do with her life and frankly, has been provided every opportunity to put off making that decision with the comfort of the cushy life she has by her dad’s house. I suppose if I were in her shoes and I wasn’t being pushed out of the nest, I’d take my time too. It’s only natural after all.
I started to notice her dad wasn’t being so nice about her taking her time anymore. This kid had been getting more and more verbally abused by the very same people that imprisoned her in her state of comfortable idleness. They would scream and holler at her for not having a career, but offered her no answers, no help, no encouragement – only criticism. Criticism without solution never works – we all know that right? Criticism without solution is NOT constructive, it’s Destructive.
I decide to step in. I have conversation after conversation with her, wondering what was FEASIBLE for her to do that wasn’t a dead end career, AND something I knew she could succeed at and not get bored with. She had thought about being an art teacher, working at a library, history or English teacher, and on down the line. She wanted to be ALL these things, but wasn’t terribly interested in going back to school for them.
Then all of a sudden, one day – she mentions to me how much she loves an AVEDA salon she goes to, and I already knew how much she loved messing with hair and nails, and she mentioned “beauty school”. This was all it took for me. 2 days later, I was looking into the schools in the area for her. My youngest also is interested in this field so I figure we’ll kill 2 birds with one stone here – take them both to these academy’s on tours – see if it sticks with either of them. Within days we were visiting schools.
Guess what? My oldest starts her first class in 3 days. 11 months of school for a career choice that fits her to a T. It offers variety, which she needs because she gets bored easy. It can sustain a woman through child bearing, and many stages of life. It can be such an amazing career – and it’s perfect for her. Within weeks, I got her from being a lump on a log, not driven, confused about what she should do, into a school attending, excited young lady who now is paving out her future for herself. She is excited, she is focused, she is now ready to take on the world. All it took was a little advice, positive reinforcements, encouragement, and a little hand holding.
Hello. My name is Brandy. I’m a conservative.
I told you that story to tell you this: Liberals won’t push their chicks from the nest or even nudge them. They like to be depended on. They like to feel good about themselves in their giving. They give and give and then complain because they have to keep giving, not realizing they are creating their own chaos (and going broke in the process). They give a fish, they don’t teach a man to fish.
Conservatives WILL push their chicks from the nest, but also show them how to fly. We know success, and wish to see the same from our chicks so to speak. Conservatism is literally the law of the jungle. Animals do it with their young and they survive and thrive. There’s purpose and design behind this. They do this because if they didn’t, their species simply would not survive.
2 Thessalonians 3:10
For even when we were with you, we commanded you this: If anyone will not work, neither shall he eat.
Proverbs 6: The Folly of Indolence
6 Go to the ant, you sluggard!
Consider her ways and be wise,
7 Which, having no captain,
Overseer or ruler,
8 Provides her supplies in the summer,
And gathers her food in the harvest.
9 How long will you slumber, O sluggard?
When will you rise from your sleep?
10 A little sleep, a little slumber,
A little folding of the hands to sleep—
11 So shall your poverty come on you like a prowler,
And your need like an armed man.
When a liberal states “survival of the fittest”, they must mean their own survival because they surely don’t wish to show another how to survive. God bless them in their sense of giving….but there’s a huge difference between giving, and ENABLING.
I’m so happy to be on RIGHT side of things. INDEPENDENCE folks….that’s what it’s all about; independence.
Just a little blip about life here. I had some thoughts this morning as my daughter thanked me for encouraging her to take that leap and thought I’d share them here. We are both blessed by this, in more ways than one.
Peace to you all, today and everyday.