As many of you know, the Dog Daze of Summer give all of us the opportunity to reflect on the end of another summer, as we prepare for the autumnal equinox. It also gave us the time to reflect on Labor Day, a celebration and tribute to the men and women who strengthened and built this nation, creating opportunities for future generations, giving their lives and proudly serving their country to allow all of us to live in the free world. Unfortunately, based on our behavior over the last twelve years, we have lost our moral compass, we have lost our sense of ethics, integrity, honor, and our social conscience. Do we understand what it means to be an American? We have become a disrespectful society, no if's , and's or but's. We have forgotten that this country was built on the backs of immigrants of all races, colors, or creed. This was what made us great, this is what made America great. Regardless whether you believe it or not, we are a melting pot where freedom to choose is an inalienable right, whether it is your choice to believe in some God or no God at all, to love the person whom loves you in return, to motivate yourself to succeed, or choose the career that best suits your interests. It is your inalienable right as long as no harm is done upon others, or you do not break any laws. So why have we become such a divisive society?
Many of our readers may disagree, but we have become an amoral society, meaning we have no morals, no restraints, no principles, we have become desensitized to what is right and what is wrong because we rationalize our actions and behavior by our greed. Just look at the last ten years in spine. We have used every trick in the book to make money, regardless of the outcomes. The Greatest Generation lived by a code of conduct that no longer exists and is unacceptable by today's standards. We no longer make things, or innovate, today we make deals. How does this bode for your future, or your children's, or children's children future? The future does look bleak? Or are you willing to change your evil ways baby? Why worry about terrorists when we do a wonderful job of terrorizing ourselves, threatening our sheer existence with our selfishness, irrationality and our insanity. We spend more time manipulating the system rather than focusing on what's important, unlike that Greatest Generation. Are you building a better future for yourself or in spine? That can be debated. So as you recovery from a summer of fun, ask yourself, "Am I part of the solution, or am I part of the problem?" As I reflect on my father's generation today, I am astonished by his hard work and commitment to not only make our lives, but the world a better place. So as TSB resurfaces after a slight hiatus remember, it's time to ramp up sales to close out the year and keep the powers to be off your backs. Good Luck and Great Selling!