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Discussion » Questions » Life and Society » If America is the land of opportunity, then why are there so many losers?

If America is the land of opportunity, then why are there so many losers?

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  • 4220
    not everyone is a loser but i wondered why i cant find a job in the land of opportunity myself
      January 10, 2017 9:23 AM MST
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  • 1485
    What are you qualified to do?
      January 10, 2017 9:50 AM MST
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  • 4220
    i dont have a degree but i wouldve been happy if someone put me in a factory
      January 10, 2017 9:52 AM MST
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  • 1485
    So, you're waiting for someone to come to your house and take you to a factory to work.  If you have no skills, for what kind of factory work would you qualify?  I don't have a degree either but I have skills for which I'm paid. This post was edited by SpunkySenior at January 10, 2017 11:11 AM MST
      January 10, 2017 11:09 AM MST
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  • 1900
    You live in the city, the jobs are in the suburbs. 
      January 10, 2017 12:38 PM MST
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  • 1155
    The suburbs of California in mobile app companies.
      January 10, 2017 12:41 PM MST
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  • 3199
    It is the land of opportunity for those who are willing to work hard enough.
      January 10, 2017 9:23 AM MST
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  • 1155
    And what is "hard enough"?
      January 10, 2017 9:26 AM MST
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  • 3810
    Bingo
      January 11, 2017 12:20 AM MST
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  • 3199
    Have goals, work toward them, reach them.And ALWAYS plan ahead when you are young.
      January 10, 2017 9:41 AM MST
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  • 1155
    Yes. The young are ALWAYS wise like that.
      January 10, 2017 12:39 PM MST
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  • 6543
    Opportunity isn't a promise for success. Just as happiness isn't promised just being allowed to pursue it is.
      January 10, 2017 9:46 AM MST
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  • 1155
    It is a carrot on a stick situation.
      January 10, 2017 12:39 PM MST
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  • 6543
    That's life.    Nobody owes us anything. This post was edited by Glis at January 10, 2017 2:29 PM MST
      January 10, 2017 2:29 PM MST
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  • 1485
    Not every opportunity just falls in your lap.  Sometimes you have to put down the box of bon bons, get up off the couch and go looking for an opportunity.
      January 10, 2017 9:51 AM MST
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  • 10855
    It depends on what you think they should be winning.
      January 10, 2017 11:10 AM MST
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  • 1155
    You know, food, health, shelter, etc.
      January 10, 2017 12:40 PM MST
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  • 10855
    I am so old, I still thought we had a right to those things.  How silly of me.
      January 10, 2017 2:05 PM MST
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  • 3175
    Hello Mr.

    It's the land of opportunity, not the land of guarantees.. 

    excon
      January 10, 2017 11:32 AM MST
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  • 1155
    Guaranteed to get cancer.
      January 10, 2017 12:40 PM MST
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  • 1650
    There are many opportunities if you have ambition and some skills, the days of a carreer on welfare are coming to a end.
      January 10, 2017 12:21 PM MST
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  • 1155
    And retirement.
      January 10, 2017 12:40 PM MST
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  • 1191
    There's an old saying that if you don't know where you're going, any road will get you there. I think that's Lewis Carroll.
      January 10, 2017 12:29 PM MST
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