I always hate it when children (and by children I mean anyone younger than me) make me look bad by accomplishing more things in their short time on earth that I probably ever will as long as live.
Read this article about a young man in Nashville who is building wealth flipping houses, by earning money working at burger joints! Makes you think differently about those McDonald's commericals featuring that young black kid, Calvin.
Witness 24-year-old James Hatton Jr.'s work ethic:
For the past two years, the Spring Hill High graduate has put in a total of about 80 hours a week between his shift manager position at the Maryland Farms Backyard Burgers and another Brentwood fast-food joint where he has worked since 2001. ... "He says he's willing to work such long hours for a very simple reason. "Nobody ever gave me anything, so I figure that if I want something, I've got to get out there and get it for myself," Hatton said. "I want to continue to make money, so I won't have to work 80 hours a week for the rest of my life. There's more to life than depending on the government to satisfy your needs."
By the way, he taught himself to speak Spanish (something I've been half trying to do for four years and can't speak a word!).
Go 'head young brother, go 'head!
I wish there were more young people like this man... but not too many more because then I would really feel like a slacker!
God bless him.