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The Best Is Yet To Come

by Mitch Worley - Quill Editorial

My philosophy on life was taken from a Will Farrell line as he portrayed the character "Chas Rhinehold" in the movie Wedding Crashers. The phrase that I constantly find myself referring to how I live is, "I'm just livin' the dream:"

The thing I love about the upcoming summer months is the fact that I think it's the time when everyone "lives the dream".

Families reunite, kids are out of school, the air reeks of barbeque, people are traveling and making lifelong memories, people are getting married, and of course, people are graduating.

After the strenuous year of work you've put in at school, work, or both; this is your time to kick your feet up and let loose. It's the time of year for going on vacations and worrying about absolutely nothing.

We still have to honor the major moments of the summer that require a great deal of respect and reverence such as Memorial Day and the Fourth of July, but aside from those solemn days, you officially have a license to chill.

It's hard to say why I keep reiterating the point, but I just can't help it. No matter where I'm at or who I see, people just seem run down and worried about the current state of our world.

I'm young and stupid, so this is probably why I say this, but I don't see a point in worrying about things that are beyond our control.

The good times and the bad times come in cycles, which is rather unfortunate because no one knows when we will prosper and when we will suffer.

If you look back in time, the early part of the 1900s was prosperous and many people had great deals of money until the Great Depression, but our economy bounced back and people began to have money again after things from World War II had settled in the 50s. It was a short period of time that went on before the Cold War and other conflicts rolled around and things progressively got worse throughout the 60s.

This trend continued as our economy bounced back and forth from times of prosperity and recession with ever increasing amounts of foreign debt and inflation with our currency until it's current low point now.

A new administration might save us, or it could be the straw that breaks the camel's back. Who really knows if NAFTA is at fault, or if it has been the mismanagement of conflicts in the Middle East with our current administration?

The only thing we can do is hug it out and wait until things get better. Until then, why waste precious time with your family or doing things you love to do complaining about the government?

Maybe we should take a look in the mirror. If people would spend half as much time trying to change the way things are going as we do whining about it, maybe the money Bill Gates has would be chump change to the average American. I know that is a tad bit of an embellishment, but I'm just trying to prove a point.

This is a call for change. Either change by not being complacent and do something about it, or change by not being complacent and accepting what's going on in the world and trusting those we've elected to do their job.

Until you make the choice, I'll continue to be an informed voter and make the best decision I see fit for this great nation in November and not worry about things I can't control and enjoy the glorious summer on tap.

I know living the dream is a tough job, but someone's got to do it.