FELDSTED: It’s hard to be a progressive … or … tossing money at this, putting a band-aid on that, and creating a new program (to distract from long-standing problems) is not working
- Before we can move forward you have to understand where we are, and how we got there … we did not suddenly reach adulthood out of nowhere. We have a history, and have achievements and accomplishments, made over time
- As a society we have made many poor decisions. We have to know what they were, and what the results were, to avoid the same traps in future
- We need some world experience, to make our own mistakes, and hopefully learn from them. Life is unpredictable and capricious. Whatever plans we have must consider illness, injury, demotions, job losses, natural catastrophes and other elements that can knock our plans sideways
- We need practical experience with cause and effect. If we do “A” what results can we anticipate, and what are the results of a worst-case scenario. We need a plan “B” if things don’t work out as expected.