To all my “Middleclass” Americans: “Age Well and Stay Young; for their sake as much as yours!” Early Retirement; The “New Standard”
My story in education began as President Obama was gearing up for a second term in 2012. The economy wasn’t quite ripe with employment opportunity for an almost 50-year-old “worker bee” with no formal education. I needed answers and fast. While engaged in the newly named “Workforce One” career center attempting in vain to align a creative mind with those of the “enlightenment”, I found solace in a sharp counselor named Terry, a former airline pilot, (then) a “career specialist.” He turned my attention to the new project initiated from the VA and Washington crowd called VEAP. Veterans Education Assistance Program. I embraced the opportunity, earned my AA degree from Broward College with many amazing experiences and remain ever thankful to my “Seahawks” and for visionary public policy with teams that put together comprehensive packaging to make the dream of education a reality. I had found a home in the educational nest which continues to provide me great comfort and resolution. I am a Homeless US Veteran, over 50 and unemployable due to my great depth of “experience”! This is Corporate Enterprise in America today, supported by our great institution for societal growth; University Education! In early 2018, around “Spring Break” and following the horror of another national tragedy; school shooting at MSD, I was looking for faith, in something, in anything! I found an opportunity! How wonderful I thought, that my efforts in collegiate study would not go unnoticed or accomplished in vanity. I was wrong! I had put what little faith I had mustered into an inquiry sent to me by a senior-level recruiter in HR, operating in the hospitality segment. They were offering an internship training platform, (paid) for 18 months, and upon successful completion of their “Global Leadership Development Program”, I would be presented with a “Salaried Offer”! Amazing! Fantastic! This was it; I finally made it or so I thought. They were looking for “Top-Tier Students” and I was selected, out of thousands, if not many hundreds of thousands of potential candidates for the role of a lifetime? That’s what it felt like at the time and I had so much enthusiasm for the opportunity. They threw me out like the Trash we all ignore! Pitiful!
I am “Too Experienced”! Perhaps some of my readership feels the same way? And how did we get all our experience? We spent time acquiring them, right? Of course, and now we can rationalize the concept together? We’re not getting any “Younger”, as a matter of fact, when we spend time, we age? That’s simple enough to contemplate. So let’s recap here just a bit. We AGE as we spend TIME to gain our EXPERIENCE? Well we don’t have to become a “Rocket Scientist” or a “Brain Surgeon” to comprehend that all 3 terms are analogous, which in essence means they are relatable and relevant unto each other in this context. Supreme Court of America, I hope you are paying very close attention here, because the weight of this caselaw and area of precedent, has the potential mass to consume and crush, our entire society! 75 Million Baby Boomers! What’s personally troubling about my particular circumstance, is the HR person is actually an alumni of the very University where the harvesting of bright YOUNGER minds took place, and if we’re being real about our deeper level of understanding here, these kinds of actions have been taking place across the nation in every single institution of higher learning since the inception of the American Constitution! Back then, the oppressors were not so subtle, and it’s still a stab in our collective hearts and minds to answer this “Strategic Alliance” of indiscriminate capitalism. And favoritism of a consumptive predisposition to lust for such things. Where is the “Value” of a “Degree” to an educational performance for career enhancement and “Student Success” whatever that means, when the only applications are those we will make with our Bankers or our Jailers? Interesting? I see Law School as a viable new option. By the time I have completed my series of “NO VALUE” degrees, I will have acquired an insurmountable amount of many ones and zeros accumulating in various investment accounts. I’ll have plaques of accomplishment adorning my library, office space and smoking dens in a multitude of properties purchased with “Student Loan Debt”, and I will become a “Success Story”! Now how do I get there? Why with your help of course, and through the kindness of corporate sustainability initiatives promoting core competencies and fabulous, “Mission Statements” (of retained earnings no doubt)? Oh yes, the world is an oyster, salty and briny, slimy and slick! I am its’ Pearl; shiny and new, well-rounded and Brilliant! Send money, or flowers, this could be the death of poets and poetry! Fear Not, for Romance still beats in the Heartland of America! You are my Beating Heart, oh soft and wonderful benefactors. Thank you, more and more and whatever more you can afford, to help support the poor, lonely, brokenhearted Wretches of the world. They need our help; won’t you join and help me spark new life in our regulatory language, our new corporate and institutional governess programs, and most of all, our New Day America “Financial Market Fund” and “Liquidity Accounting Mechanism”? I’m intrigued, how about you? I hope to qualify for many programs, paid internships and continuing education training with a variety of business models that support professional development and view education as an accomplishment for compensatory roles. To say that task has become something of a challenge in today’s business climate, is an understatement! However, I remain ever faithful in American Small Business Communities and will cultivate further, those relationships that may employ a civility in men and women working for common goals.
College has changed the game for me as well. I can draw the concepts visually and have gravitated towards science, financial and economic principles, entrepreneurship, management and planning. I’m also a writer and an author for legal theories. I should have picked “Journalism”. I’m a real “Go-Getter” for a Story, thus all the research and ability for dissertation? Thinking about Politics, I imagine I’d be good for the team? I’d like to bring some levity into their ability to communicate, using guest service and salesmanship techniques building a New Day American Congress Investor Team. Bipartisan Coexistence; we can do that, trust me! Although, I’ve always admired the Senate, I’m really an Ambassador at heart. I’m interning as a classic romantic and somewhat of an idealist with conservative foundations in contemporary values. Certainly liberated with an inclusive strategy that defines the amalgamation of democracy in our citizens. Today, I look forward to working with people across this country and the world. We’ll start at the top with bankers and investors. I have a financial concept brewing for patent and it’s been gaining ground in certain circles. I build relationships! I also build dreams and experiences. I may be on the verge of greatness? Time will tell the tale, as will the benefactors of an aging millennial class looking back over their own life experience and 50 years of stability, productive economies and a world moving together, in unison and harmony building the technology for a new exploration to the evolution of mankind. I’m looking for the “Show Angels™” investors, brokers, luxury market dealers and our “Sharks!” I’ll propose a trust fund schematic with public and private investment dollars. We’ll engage the US Congress and Federal Reserve to create an accounting hedge for America? Responsible regulatory language begins with a plan of inclusive considerations. This is a far cry from the streets of the homeless and unemployed in our great country, but as an Honorable US Veteran, I’ve chosen to serve again, our community, our Nation and our Family of Democracy building on the foundations of constitutional principles. Our Country needs big thinking and bold economic strategy. We need a way to shape financial change into a regulatory harness, build the structure of rules that reward successful transitions, shake out bad players, policies and proposals, fuel a finance generator with “AI” statistical algorithms that predict market exchanges and use Federal Depository Insurance Corporation guidelines to secure confidence and trillions in GDP generation! Can you put a “Value” on the preservation of American Life and Lifestyle? No, it’s priceless! But we can gear gently for a system that cycles our increased perception of value and use the anxiety of anticipated wealth, long-lasting and enduring wealth, as the impulse to fuel the depository mechanism encouraging a Nation to Bond, Unify, Innovate and Participate in the Greatest Financial Instrument ever devised and employed for design use and franchise that this country or any other will ever know in our lifetime! We are the Legacy! Thank you for your time and consideration of these important matters facing our institutions.