A lot of traditional stock has become relatively affordable for Joe Six-Pack these day Shares can be had for under $50 per share in a lot of good worthy companies, just so you know. But I reckon its also a good time to take stock. Who are we Americans anymore? Who are we really? At our core? JFK's famous line "Ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what you can do for your country!" resonates with me this season strongly.
What do we owe as citizens? What are we jack & jill citizens willing to do, to sacrifice, to help our country get back on it's feet? What are we unwilling to do and unwilling to sacrifice? Do you even think about it? Seriously. Meatless Fridays? Dairyfree Tuesdays. Walking Wednesdays? Parking the car 3 days a week and taking the bus? Homebound Thursdays? Sweeping the streets? Could you be happy if you had to participate in an effort where everyone was asked to give up a little bit if the end result left you better off in the long run? Would you dig into your bag of resources and make do or would you whine and go "just" along? Or would you rebel?