So I am fully aware that there is a need for some education on my part when it comes to the “Occupy” movement. I also see the point in a good protest on occasion but these are missing it for me. Sure, I’ll give credit to the folks out in Oakland that slowed down one of the nation’s top sea ports with their Occupy protest. And I bet the folks that are occupying Wall Street are opening some eyes as well.
But Occupy Tulsa? Really? What are you accomplishing by getting arrested for sleeping on the grass after the city curfew? The only thing you are doing is wasting tax dollars and police time by forcing them to show up and haul you away. You claim that you are the 99% but do you think the 1% cares? You say the 1% has the power…I am not seeing how your demonstration is impacting their world. Please educate me in the comments so that I can try to see your perspective on this one.
And another thing…the complaint is the “unequal” distribution of wealth and power. I have a hard time with this one. My whole life I was told to work hard, be smart and do everything I can to continue to get smarter and work harder so that I can be comfortable in life and not have to struggle. So I ask you this…can you not apply the “rich get richer” moniker to other areas in life? I think that if you really sit down and “occupy” some thought you will see that the “smart get smarter” and the “strong get stronger.” I am tired of the expected hand out. Why not go “occupy” a classroom? “Occupy” whatever it takes to remedy your situation. You have the power to manage your own life…and really that is all the power you need.
I had a great professor compare our mood for each day with the weather. He pointed out that we often feel down and depressed when it is cloudy and rainy while we are more happy when the sun is shinning. He followed this illustration with a statement that left a mark on me. “Proactive people make their own weather.” So be proactive and do whatever it takes to make your day sunny.
Don’t look for the heads-up penny…kick the crap out of the tails-up one until it lands heads-up. Make your own luck.