I was just introduced to a fellow blogger by the name of Matt Walsh over at The Matt Walsh Blog.
I was blown away by his writing. He says he is a truth-sayer, and from what I’ve read so far, he’s spot on. I’m going to continue reading what he has to say to determine this further, but for now the article below was worth sharing with you.
The following post was written January 6th, 2014. The issue is the Millennial person, (or as Google defines: a person reaching young adulthood around the year 2000) and their response(s) to debt, jobs, college, etc. Mr. Walsh takes it further and lays out a plan to reform the millennial generations’ economic policies.
As a member of this generation his article deserved a read. You can find it here: (Five economic reforms every rational Millennial should be fighting for).
His steps are as follows:
1. Don’t go to college unless you actually need to be there.
2. Don’t buy things unless you can afford them.
3. Work hard.
4. Develop a marketable skill.
5. Save money.
They seem logical enough and maybe a bit obvious. I hope you take the time to read his post.
Personally, it was really encouraging to read this because I am in debt, and need to work hard, and need to fight the urge to expect a great job to be dropped in my lap. It’s too late for me to change how I approached college and to take back my student loans, but I hope this helps those who are in the process of deciding whether or not to go to college, or to just get a job. I have begun telling high school students to pursue a job once they have graduated–A job that puts them in a field in which they would like to work full time (eventually). There is no better opportunity to work an internship, or in a low-paying position in order to get your “foot in the door”, than right after high school. Generally, you won’t have debt, you aren’t married, the world is completely open to you. My thinking in this, is that working for a couple years after high school gives these young persons an opportunity to mature and to figure out if that career path is the one for them. If I could, I would do the years after high school very differently. Those are vital years that can dictate the trajectory of the rest of your life. Unfortunately for me, I’m stuck with thousands of dollars in school debt that dictate what kinds of jobs i can get. If I don’t get a high enough salaried job, then I’m stuck working multiple jobs in order to pay my bills each month.
I rejoice in the fact that I know my God has a plan for me. Matthew 6:25-31 is very comforting to me.
25 “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? 26 Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? 27 And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? 28 And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, 29 yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 30 But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? 31 Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. 33 But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
34 “Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.
I hope it is as comforting to you as it is to me.
Soli Deo Gloria,