You are worthy of your desires. Really wanting what you want gives you the power to get it. You were born free. You are worthy of love and respect. Lovable. You deserve: eye contact; smiles in the morning; Hello, Please & Thank you; a second chance; to change your mind; to have your deepest needs met; to be not taken for granted; to be loved for what is seen. You deserve all this just because you showed up. Yep, you’re that monumental!
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“Why America’s Becoming A Third World Country” by John Ratzenberger
He gained fame by playing the wiseguy postal worker. But John Ratzenberger, who played Cliff Clavin on the NBC sitcom “Cheers,” is nothing but serious now. The actor has found a second career as a social activist. His cause is America’s skilled workers. He has advocated for them in documentaries like “Industrial Tsunami” and TV programs like “Made in America,” which he hosted for the Travel Channel. And through the Center for America, he has also spearheaded the10 By 20 Pledge for America, which seeks to grow America’s skilled labor workforce by 10 million before 2020. He sat down with AOL Jobs to talk about the cause.
You have said we as a country are running out of workers. What do you mean by that?
The average age of the American factory worker is around 57 years old. A lot of people aren’t aware of that. Many major corporations, especially in manufacturing, can’t find enough workers. The companies can’t say anything because it will affect their stock prices. There’s a ton of work out there, it’s just that there aren’t enough skilled people to fill them. We need to inspire the next generation before we run out of people who can make a building and invent things. We’ve got maybe six to 10 years before the entire workforce is impacted.
So it’s a misconception that these are industries that are dying?
Absolutely. There’s plenty of things we make in this country that can’t be made overseas. You can’t build a submarine overseas. You can’t build a bulldozer overseas. There’s a whole list of things. The jobs are there. We’re still the manufacturing giant in the world. Not by much, but we’re still ahead. But we will lose it all.
How come this is happening? How come kids don’t have these skills anymore?
At the end of World War II,