We Must Equip Our Youth to Thrive in a Changing World
Words of wisdom from FDR: "We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future."
Today's words of wisdom come from former American President Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1882-1945), whom we assume you've probably heard of.
The quote below, derived from a 1940 address to the University of Pennsylvania, signals that our dream of creating a perfect future for our children isn't entirely realizable. With that understood, it's entirely possible — heck, it's imperative — to equip our children with the knowledge, skills, and support necessary to make their world a better place. This is a very "fishers of men" kind of quote perfectly suited for the trials and opportunities of the modern world.
How many kids today are taught to code before high school? How many high school graduates enter the real world with little to no knowledge about personal finance? Are our children prepared with the necessary resilience skills to exist and compete on a global stage?
We can't always make the world the way we want, but we can prepare our youth for what it will be.
"We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future."
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Infographics show the classes and anxieties in the supposedly classless U.S. economy.
For those of us who follow politics, we’re used to commentators referring to the President’s low approval rating as a surprise given the U.S.'s “booming” economy. This seeming disconnect, however, should really prompt us to reconsider the measurements by which we assess the health of an economy. With a robust U.S. stock market and GDP and low unemployment figures, it’s easy to see why some think all is well. But looking at real U.S. wages, which have remained stagnant—and have, thus, in effect gone down given rising costs from inflation—a very different picture emerges. For the 1%, the economy is booming. For the rest of us, it’s hard to even know where we stand. A recent study by Porch (a home-improvement company) of blue-collar vs. white-collar workers shows how traditional categories are becoming less distinct—the study references "new-collar" workers, who require technical certifications but not college degrees. And a set of recent infographics from CreditLoan capturing the thoughts of America’s middle class as defined by the Pew Research Center shows how confused we are.
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