Wednesday, January 2, 2013
In times past, people were almost proud to say that they were from the hood (meaning that they got out).
These days, it seems that many people are proud to say that are from the hood (meaning that that is their chosen lot in life).
I caught an episode of The Shark Tank tonight and I was struck by a comment made by Mark Cuban.
Mr. Cuban told a woman the she was not yet an entrepreneur but that she was a "wantrepeneur".
He doubted that the woman would make the effort required to have her company succeed.
As he and the other investors passed on the woman's idea, Mr. Cuban had doubts about whether the woman could turn a profit on any investment.
Maybe this is what the government should do to those seeking federal aid.
Maybe applicants should have to go through a screening process to vet the likelihood of a positive outcome?
If an applicant states and can show proof that they have laid the social, educational and spiritual groundwork required for their next step - along with a viable plan for future success - only then should financial aid be given.