At the bottom

Posted: December 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

Some time ago I was treated to a wonderful interview on the radio. The radio show was called and still is called “On Point”. On Point is one of my most favorite shows on the radio.
The interview was with Linda Tirado, she is the author of “Hand to Mouth: Living in Bootstrap America.” The book describes her experience with poverty in America. The interview takes the normal path for most book interviews and expositions on poverty. The interviewer and interviewed discuss how poverty is not as one assumes it is and how it can be a cycle. Then the interview turns when Linda, who is no longer living in extreme poverty, is asked what she misses most.
Her answer is the tight knit community. She mentions that while impoverished she always had child care. Now that she is not impoverished she doesn’t feel that same sense of community.
I find people to be really interesting. I watch people and see some things and one thing I have noticed is this: successful people work hard and take care of their family and themselves. Really successful people work hard, take care of their family, themselves others and know everyone. See to be successful you should be connected. I remember an old cliche

“It is not what you know but who you know”. Networks matter and happen. You are part of now and will be part of many networks. I encourage you to be a good part of this network.




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