I just finished reading Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance and it was spectacular. This needs to move to the top of your reading list. I don’t want to say much more about it then that but this book really moved me deeply. It bothered and inspired me. I think it really helped me put some things in perspective and figure out what I want out of life from a different angle. Most of all it made me grateful…and thankful for my life. Comparing problems is an idiots game. But if you had to choose between being hungry, truly hungry because you didn’t have enough to eat and struggling with obesity…in most cultures being fat is a sign of health and prosperity.
This book will help you understand the recent presidential election better as well and that the true face of poverty in America isn’t black, brown, or white. The true face of poverty has no color only hunger.
The American dream isn’t yet dead. But the easiest way to cultivate it: foster, adopt, and volunteer with children. Children without parents are at risk for being the next generation of American poverty.
Lord thank you for giving me the problems you have…fill my heart with courage and love to find and fill empty broken spaces in this world.
Reading this book made me think of this song: