Who Gets Credit for YOUR Success?
I heard a portion of the Presidents Speech on Friday this morning (radio is hammering it, both left and right), specificly a section concerning success.
Sadly, I do not have nor cannot find a transcript of it or youtube link as yet. So don't ask, I don't have it, it was on the radio.
The comment, in summary, was that the successful do not become successful on their own, and it is not because of their hard work or talents that they become (or do not become) successful. He went on to remind us that the successful are only able to achieve that success because of things he says others paid for for them, teachers, roads, and other examples of public infrastrcture.
It was a rather brilliant insight into the mindset of the President in my view, and his intrinsic belief in collectivism and disdain for the individual.
It also echoes a speech given by a Mass. (D) (a woman, whose name now eludes me), who also railed on the same topic, success, and how the successful only get their on the backs of us all and on the backs of the public services they, the successful, don't pay for.
So on the topic of success, what do you think is behind achieving success in America? Do the successful owe their success to "us all", as the President and other (D) claim? Is hard work and effort, and skill, talent and the like over-rated in achieving success? Is public services and governemnt under-rated by us all in it's role in providing success?
What say you on this?