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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue May 21, 2019, 09:42 AM

19. There are always going to be a certain number of people who think things are going to go back to the

way it used to be. Youngstown is full of them. They live in the past of the booming steel mills and jobs working in them. The country will move on without them. They then become bitter that life didn't hand them what they wanted. They don't want to do what is needed to move on so they keep wishing and hoping that things will just go back to where you can get a good paying job with just a high school diploma and no training.

Just as with women's rights and diversity, they can not like it but their bitterness will not change the fact that with each generation, things change. Their bitterness will only make their lives miserable while those that recognize that you have to change with the times or get left behind will move forward.

Hillary talked about retraining initiatives etc. but they didn't want to hear about that. This isn't just applicable to Youngstown; it's in pockets all over the midwest. I've heard these stories starting in the 80's.

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