The promise of a better day is ahead of us as the recession gets deeper, and we all expect the American spirit to rise up to enjoy a new day of excitement and prosperity like the Phoenix of old. We have to believe in a better day at all times because that faith will make that vision come sooner than despair. We have to believe in our inherent grandeur, our enduring strength of character, and the capacity to innovate in the face of past failures. Being knocked down is not the same as getting knocked down, and one of our greatest assets is the courage to take on a challenge.
It must also be said that the world we knew had uncontrollable problems before the recession. We have been spending too much (including the government). We’ve been wasting too much (especially the government). We made ourselves think that the abundance of resources that surrounded us could never be exhausted. In the 1950s, we also grew from about 4 billion people to 6.7 billion in 2008. By 2025, those who count predict 9 billion people in the world. We live longer and mortality rates are lower, which means that our resources are being pressured by another factor. This and much more, because they have to, leads to a certain reality that things will change. How or when we dictate, this change will not occur, but change can be good for all concerned.
With all that has been said, it seems likely that the economic recession will be part of a shift in world dynamics, with difficult lessons to learn. Those relying on companies and pensions that are suddenly facing Enron’s failure, crashes in the stock market, and rising gas prices. It seemed in the end, that there were no safe ports. There was the magic promise of “jobs” when the new government came to power in Washington. Not just any work. They were green jobs that would lead us to a better future and a prosperous economy.
Now to suggest that jobs are just not the answer, but just to think with me about green jobs and green careers may be overly skeptical. With the acronym J-O-B or ” just over broken.” jobs are often ridiculed. The government’s massive job creation is good for some aspects of economic suffering, but not the best response to the challenge. The best way out of this mess is private sector business growth. Any solution to paying the bills and taking care of your family may be necessary if you are threatened with unemployment… Only a job. A career is better than a job if you want to be a part of the real solution.
Will these be long-term careers with good pay and strong benefits when we think of the jobs that will be created by the government? This seems to be improbable. A short-term solution is the incentive program, which will hopefully come from public benefits and return to jobs in the private sector. What the government creates are jobs that will disappear eventually. The nature of the financial constraints implies that hundreds of thousands of jobs are not going to pay USD 40,000 or more. The fact is that by repairing our states’ roads, buildings, and bridges, President Obama has asked governors of every state to bring him “ready” projects designed to help the failing infrastructure. When we rebuild projects or install green projects across the country, even green jobs seem to need strong arms and backers.
While it welcomes the need to create jobs, there is certainly a better chance of creating green careers where leaders take advantage of the crisis to make their mark on the growing hope for the future. There are foot soldiers in every battle, but there must be leadership from those willing and willing to lead. You cannot fear failure, and you cannot give in to fear. Here are still the good days. An interesting fact we have to record in our minds is that the worst times in history are often made up of millionaires and billionaires. You can now buy real estate for a penny on a dollar if you have the money, which will make you exceptionally wealthy in the coming real estate recovery. When the market unites, those who buy shares during the worst days of the market will reap extreme profits. There is no doubt that when the world comes back to enjoy a better season, those who invest in this “bottom of the market” economy will be positioned to make millions.
The world that will emerge will be ” green ” and our lifestyles will be governed by an awareness that in a world of finite resources and increased population demand, we must make things work. We need leadership not only from Washington, D.C. but also from the basic and private sectors in which individuals live and do business. A green career does not come with a fixed income, unlike a green job…. And it’s not that bad. For those who like to work to make a better world for all of us, a green career doesn’t have a boss that is good. You can’t get fired or fired, but until your available time turns into available work, you still get unemployed each day.
There are individuals who have to take on green jobs and are happy to be able to pay their bills. However as the dawn breaks on the new and green society that will come next, there is a clear and growing need for leaders to move forward. It’s going to happen because it needs to happen. And perhaps this entire economic hole in the way of life was after all, good for us. We’ve been living badly, eating badly, and wasting far too much. The rules will be different and the path will be unknown, but leaders will guide us and this leadership will be desired by individuals. Wherever you are, whoever you are, regardless of past circumstances… Now we need you! You are called, not by the people who are struggling now, but by the awareness that you have to do something. You see a paltry flame of passion that wants to be a roaring fire when you look inside it. You feel an internal flood which, after being pushed to the sea, wants to go back to the shore. The only thing you know is that the real challenge is not just a job, but a career that provides leadership that must be shared by more than one government manager.
It has been faithfully said that ” where there is no vision, people die.” And in this tumultuous time, our country may and will not perish. We have apostles, visionaries, leaders, inventors, and innovators. We still have faith. Still, we hope so. Still, we care. As a people, everything we think is distilled and propagated by leaders. Not only the leaders who have been selected for security positions, but also the leaders who have never been elected, but who have stood in their communities and called for a greater vision for others. Henry Ford took us to our cars on foot and on horseback. We were taken by Thomas Edison from candles and lamps to an enlightened city. The door to the room that led us to the moon was opened by Robert Goddard. Bill Gates installed a machine in every house and opened up a new way for all of us to do stuff. It wasn’t politicians. They were men who were too busy to make a difference in order to find a living.
If you wish to bring back a new wave of refreshing blessings from the tide that has washed our hopes to the sea within you, then it is your time. Leaders grow from forgetfulness to risk chance, risk failure, and welcome the change that comes. A green Age will take place that day in which markets, states, enterprises and families will learn a new way of living. We need those who have some understanding of destiny and hope to lead us. That is why some have a green work to take and some have a green profession to choose. There’s a difference, and vision is the difference.