UsingÂ a declaration heÂ borrowedÂ fromÂ Gen Xers and Millenials, my friend Sid sends me an email expressing theÂ realization that he needs to find work to keep his house, to keep his car, to keep his lifestyle.Â Â I can easily empathize because Sid made many of the sameÂ decisions I did. His background is similar to mine.
Sid’s dad, like mine,Â served in the Army during the war. The good, brave, noble war. The last one that we actually won. BothÂ dadsÂ experienced the Depression (last centuryâ€™s Depression, not the more recent oneÂ ), andÂ they taughtÂ us the value of a dollar and the importance of hard work.
And thatâ€™s pretty much what Sid and I haveÂ been up to for the past, um, five decades. Working and saving. Raising families.Â Having our lives.
â€œHowâ€™d that work out for you?â€ Sid wouldÂ be asked if he happened to appear on Dr. Phil’s program..