I had the pleasure of talking with a young man yesterday. He’s a friend of a friend and came into the office. Let’s call him Gary, OK?
Gary has been in the United States for 9 years. Prior to immigrating here, he was an attorney in his home land. He has no intention of being an attorney here but is still passionate about human rights.
He told me a story of working for someone here in the US. The man underpaid his employees and was a criminal. Gary, very intelligent and fluent in English, caught-on very quickly what illegal things this man was doing and that he was taking advantage of his employees, many of whom didn’t understand English and did not know their rights.
Gary tried, several times, to get the man to change his ways, but he refused. Gary watched as the employees worked hard yet didn’t know they weren’t even being paid minimum wage.
Gary played a little dumb (smart!) and told the man he would sue. The man laughed at him and blew him off.
Gary then started a class action suit against him. He gathered up all the employees, made sure they understood, took care of them and sued.
And they won. $2,000,000.00 of which Gary took very little from.
For you see, like me, he doesn’t give a crap about money. He just wants people to do well.
I asked him “As someone who has come from another country, what do you think about the US?”
With no hesitation, he said “You know why this is the greatest country in the world? Because we can all come here, be protected, and live our lives. You know there are so many people who want to kill all of you? You know that most of us don’t and that we love you, your government and your Constitution and will die to protect it? Each and every one of us are proud to be an American.”
I choked up, got up and hugged him. I thanked him for being here, for caring about people. He hugged me back.
He talked about our history and I was beyond impressed.
“You guys are rebels and you flipped off those that sought to control you, tell you what to think, what to believe, and how to live. You told them to go to hell, broke all the rules and opened your hearts to the foundation and basis of your country – freedom of religion and that’s why we’re here.”
Remember that our system works. It may not be perfect, but it works.
You just need to be more intelligent on how to use it.
When you rant, rave, share degrading meme’s and pictures of the President of the United States, YOU HURT YOUR CAUSE! You are doing so much more damage and personally, I’m sick of your shit.
I don’t give a flying fuck what you think because you are being an out-of-control idiot and will never get your message across. Those of us who you might have had a conversation with and might have gotten some help, you are immediately muted and written off as stupid.
Here’s some advice from someone who has had 40 years of success in getting people to act:
- Speak intelligently and talk to each person as if they are important, because they are.
- SIMPLY state ONE objection and be very specific in that ONE objection.
- Answer people’s questions AND LISTEN TO WHAT THEY SAY.
- Give them ONE THING to do and help them do that.
- Rinse and repeat.
Carry on and get your emotions under control. You’re hurting your cause when you react.