There’s a well-worn line that “those who ignore history are doomed to repeat it,” along with another about the definition of “insanity” (doing the same thing over and over while expecting a different result). Seems like the country is engaged in both. We should stop.
Conservative election victories last fall will make the history books, sure, but they continue an ideologically driven agenda of insanity we’ve seen for 30 years, solving neither the national debt nor the Great Recession. The two lightning rod terms of the day are “taxes” and “deregulation.”
The only thing that comes to mind whenever someone tells me to act my own age has always been, "Whatever, I'll continue to act young until I hit 30."
Well, my 30th birthday is in two weeks, and I'm both cautiously optimistic and wildly skeptical. I'm happy to be turning the age I always considered to be the pinnacle of adulthood, the age where my friends, family, coworkers and acquaintances all start treating me like a man of wisdom instead of a child of substance.