Life is good when you can capitalize on opportunities for learning and you have the freedom to know you can live and work wherever you choose, despite the economy. Pressure from job loss, dependence on government programs, the inability to own property because of bank rules and regulations, causes stress and nobody needs to feel the weight of an elephant on their chest. Being human, means having humanity and compassion. Punishment or being forced to live a certain way, is a form of control. Antiquated ways must be banned. People need to get more involved, starting at their local government and fight for positive change that benefits ALL people. People need to vote and to have a voice in their government spending because it impacts each and everyone. Middle class must be reborn and become a way of life that encourages growth and opportunities.
When something comes along that you didn’t see coming, you have to wonder, what’s up with people? Even an elephant has ways of communicating with great affection and intelligence, but when a human, an institution, or a government program throws you under the bus, what do you do?
It’s not easy to suck it up. I’m glad I’m not an elephant with a long trunk, living in the zoo, behind bars. I studied this elephant at the Washington, D.C. Zoo at close range, I can appreciate my own abilities, especially my freedom. Why do elephants still live behind bars in the year 2012? Why can't more people find ways to work successfully, to own land and live more comfortably and freely?
This young elephant has wrinkles and will develop a lot more wrinkles before it's fully grown. To give up hope, because their is no freedom must wrinkle the soul and shrivel the heart.
Don't let age, sex, religion, familial status, race, nationality, or education be a barrier to your life goals. Your life is NOW! Make the most of what you got and know that you deserve the very best.
I look closely at the elephant once more and I know in my heart that this amazing animal has become increasingly vulnerable and more extinct because people allowed it. Don't be an elephant, without the type of home you deserve and for Heaven's sake, get that elephant off your chest!