#1. We are being held back by the media. The nightly news is constantly telling us that we are going to die either by not eating the right things, by going in certain neighborhoods, or even by our nutty presidents latest tweet! Our social media feeds are telling us that we aren’t skinny enough, or if we are ok with not being skinny then we aren’t proud enough of our fat. It tells us that we “haven’t made it yet” while all of our peers have. We are constant victims of invisible measuring sticks that really shouldn’t matter. We guide our lives by the size of our bank accounts, houses, and driveways when really it should be based on the love in our hearts and the number of lives we have impacted. #2 Socialist thinking is holding us back. We are all created equal and endowed by our Creator with certain unalienable rights – Life, Liberty and the pursuit of happiness. People mix people being created equally with thinking being treated equally and they are just not the same. This country didn’t promise equal treatment and we should stop asking for it. We are a capitalist society which is fundamentally unequal. There has to be someone on the bottom in order for someone to be on top. By definition we breed constant unrest by striving toward an unattainable goal. The sense of entitlement from our younger generation is going to leave our country in shambles. They don’t have an understanding of why things are the way they are but they want to destroy them just the same.