Change is scary

Change is scary but, like it or not, change happens. Horse drawn wagons and carriages once ruled the roads but now they are novelties. Mighty steam engines once pulled famous passenger trains where people now fly. People are frustrated and scared that the good jobs that they had are not there for their children. Manufacturing has been rising steadily in this country, but many of the jobs that were once done by skilled workers are now done by machines. Coal mines have been closing down for years and most of the coal is now mined in strip mines by huge machines. My grandfather’s pick is leaning in the corner of my garage, but I don’t expect that I will need it. Claiming that you will bring back all of those good jobs in the mines and manufacturing is a cruel hoax. There will continue to be mining and manufacturing jobs but they won’t be as important to our economy or as available as they once were. Our economy will continue to improve and grow and better times and better jobs are ahead, but we won’t get there by trying to go back to “the good old days”. The jobs of the future are in the future, not in the past. Time only passes in one direction.

Richard Tobin

Wellsboro

Submitted by Virtual Newsroom

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