We should treat each other as we would want to be treated. This sounds like an easy task, but sometimes it is hard to think of others when we are so focused on our own needs. That is why I believe that empathy is extremely important for a successful society and for a successful individual. In my philosophy of life love is extremely important. If we can tap into the positive energy of love, life itself will be more positive.
Yet, there are tough times when I feel sad, stressful, or even worse, I find myself recovered quickly and able to be happy again. In most case, there are three significant factors that help me pursue happiness such as family, meaningful activities, and gratification. Family is always a first and important factor contributes to my happiness. My parents divorced when I was little, and I’d lived my whole childhood with my mother and sister in my country. At that age, I sometimes felt sad and envious while I watched other kids spending time with both of their parents together.
Unemployment has become an issue that is still arising today with a slow rate of change. By most measures, the economy has not improved: Unemployment is up, consumer spending is down, and financial markets have not regained the ground they lost in the 2008-09 financial crisis. Due to the occurrence of the Great Recession in 2007, the employment rate has drastically dropped disabling thousands of Americans to live up to the cost of living. It is obvious that the Great Recession can merely be the cause of the high rate of unemployment. This particular financial crisis has hit the American labor market forcefully, creating a large despair of inequality, which further affects different portions of society.
These statistics show times like these were really tough for many American households. Men who wanted nothing more than to be able to support their families couldn’t because there were no jobs available. Another thing that was happening during the recession that would make the need for government assistance important was, people all over the United States were losing their houses. “A ... ... middle of paper ... ...ble to make it without the government? 128 million Americans and counting are on some type of government assistance.
America needs help. In the midst of one of the worst recessions this country has faced, job creation is the primary focus of many people. Currently there are more than 13 million Americans without a job, and while the unemployment rate has dropped a few percentage points in the past few months, part of the drop can be attributed to people giving up the search for a job. The government has tried stimulus packages and bailouts, but saving jobs from being cut is not enough. New jobs need to be created, and the best way to create new jobs is to start new businesses.
Getting all positive characteristics cannot be happen all in one day, but through commitment and practice anybody can have it. Although forgiving the people who hurt me is not easy, I became able to do it through willingness and practice. Because good characteristics can be learned, people can become the person they want to be. Self-confidence and hard worker characteristics helped me to stand steel in the mist of confusion and to become strong to achieve my dreams. Additionally, the characteristics I mentioned earlier are helping me to have good relationship, peace in my mind, and ability to do things successfully.
Today uninsured Americans make up approximately 4.2 million people. Because these families cannot afford the high cost of insurance, they do not get the health care needed to maintain good health. They must live with the pain and worry of the problem and when they do get medical care, they assume huge debts and another worry of how to pay for it. The United States is the only modern industrialized country with out a sound health care system. Since 1999, one in six, not including the elderly, went without health care coverage for the entire year.
Because American citizens don’t have the money to spend they don’t spend and the consumer spending aspect of the economy takes a drastic downfall. Unemployment rates also have play in determining a recession (22). Proper money management and finances could bring an economy out of a recession. There are major flaws in the way we live that people are doing nothing to fix. Most people are in debt, in late 2005 “wage growth was shortchanged because 46 percent of the growth of total income in the corporate sector was distributed as corporate profits, far more than 20 percent in previous periods.”(24) Household income had fallen five years in a row and was 4 percent lower.
This makes it arduous for young educated graduates from college to find jobs. This is one of the leading cause of why the poverty rate is 37% of those who are the head of the household that is under thirty, leading them to move back with parents. The poverty in America is stunning of 53% of Americans making less than $30,000 a year. With America’s national debt seventeen times larger than it was thirty years ago doesn’t help with the current situation. The percentage of an Americans working was 63% had dropped to 59% during the recession and stayed there for forty-seven consecutive months.
This research paper address the question: Are Americans ready to retire? No! Americans are not only not ready to retire, they are not confident in how much they have saved for their retirement years. There are several reasons for this lack of confidence. According to a recent study by the Metlife Mature Market Institute, more than half of adults age 45 to 70 nationwide (a full 53%) say they are behind in their retirement goals.