Trump said, ”Why do we want all these people from ‘shithole countries’ coming here?” So President Teddy could have griped, “Those shanty Irish, Italian Dagos, ugly Polocks, dirty Jews and heinie Krauts will just make the USA into a stinking shithole!”
It was inevitable that the politically-idiocy experts follow up all the trashing of monuments to evil Confederate guys in the South. Now we’re urged by politically-idealistically professors to take the jackhammer to New York City statues of George Washington, Teddy Roosevelt, Chris Columbus and other former, now disgraced, historic heroes.
Of course, because he had slaves, Washington’s monument in Union Square must be eliminated. The Roosevelt statue in front of the Museum of Natural History was recently splashed with red paint because it portrays him on his high horse, flanked by subjected Native American figures.
And of course, Chris at Columbus Circle was the first guy to invade the pristine land of America, grabbing ownership from the legit native owners. Who’s next? Hey, the Statue of Liberty is holding up a torch. Does that mean she’s disgracefully mourning the demise of her favorite horny politician or showbiz producer? So, let’s hammer her down into a stack of bitcoins.
In the news just about every day, we see major companies cutting back drastically on their working staffs. The search for a meaningful job in a poor economy can be exhausting and depressing. However, as it applies to everything else in life, the more difficult situation calls for the most persistent motivation.
President Teddy Roosevelt wrote about facing adversity in his famous “Man in the Arena” speech. It applies to anyone who may feel disappointed in the difficult search of finding a job:
Who at the best knows the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly.
Every job seeker experiences frustrating periods of rejection and failure, but there are ways to fight them and go on to eventual success. How can you ace the job interview and get on that payroll?
1. Don’t allow rejection to discourage you. If you’ve done your very best to get that job, but failed, closely examine what happened. Was it negative attitude during the interview? Did you present the best of yourself? Were you dressed properly? Did you talk too much or not enough? Then, when you get home, based on what happened, make improvements. The effort will be stronger when you hit the next interview.
2. Be positive throughout interviews, but don’t be angry and discouraged when they result in rejection. Treat each interview as a training session. The old adage applies: If at first you don’t succeed …
3. Another vintage saying may work for you: Practice makes perfect. Before a job interview, do some homework about the company and the specific job you’re seeking. Then practice your pitch with a friend or family member. Rehearse for questions you may get about qualifications, the company and how you’ll fit into the prospective job. Then, at the real interview, you’ll ace it.
4. Approach each job interview with a positive attitude and enthusiasm. It’s opening night on Broadway. The spotlight will be on, and you should be well-rehearsed and determined to be the star of the show.
Rejection happens to everyone. When 100 applicants show up for a job interview, 99 will go home feeling that all-too-familiar pain in the ego. The more highly motivated will treat the rejection as a learning experience, and find ways to make that next interview a winning one.
Although her political pals are frantically trying to hide it, Hillary Clinton (68) probably collapsed on Sunday due to advanced age. It happens all the time in hallways of nursing homes.
Not that Donald Trump (70) is a vigorous young candidate, but couldn’t the political bosses of either party come up with someone who isn’t already on Social Security? With election day fast approaching, where are the young Jack Kennedys (42) and Teddy Roosevelts (41) who became President while mind and body were still fully functioning?
If ailing Hillary must bow out of the race, maybe the Democrats will bring voters the choice of doddering Bernie Sanders (77). Then, if he wins the election, can Bernie be the upstanding leader of the free world from a wheelchair? And horror of horrors, he could refuse to stand up when the band plays the National Anthem.