All the "It Can't Be Done" and "You're Just Trapped In The Rat Race" is baloney.

For some that's true. For others it is not. It is the others I speak of, not brilliant and successful X-ennials such as yourself. I would suggest that someone like you would succeed no matter the odds. Someone like me on the other hand gets by no matter what, but never really finds success. Lesser men and women stumble along the way.

What of them? Do we simply leave them behind? Casualties to be expected for those who would succeed?

What you seem to be saying is that things are fine the way they are. All we need is a Republican president, a strong military, and a weak government and we're good to go into the next century.

I disagree with that.
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