When Things Get Personal

The Nightcap


APERITIF:

“Christopher Columbus, as everyone knows, is honored by posterity because he was the last to discover America.” – James Joyce



Fired Up

It goes without saying that most people would feel bad if they were fired from their jobs. In one instance, a person fired would see job security and their ability to pay their bills going out of the window.

When, and if, this ever happens to someone, it makes sense that they might be upset and maybe even demand an explanation. What doesn’t make sense, however, is when a person is fired and they go completely ballistic in their reaction!

Rather than asking the question of why they were fired, there are some people who choose instead to throw crazy tantrums…all of which only makes the employer look as if they truly made the right decision in getting rid of the person in the first place.

Why is it that most people lose their cool when they get fired? It is understandable when they are disappointed, and they show their lack of understanding. It even makes perfect sense when a person demands that they receive an explanation if they don’t already have one.

The thing that fails to be appropriate is when a person jumps on tables and throws furniture…all in a demand to not be fired. What would make a person believe that crazy behavior will save their jobs in the first place? Can’t they see that acting in such a way will only solidify their employer’s decision to cut them loose?

Apparently not, as you will see in this video.



Keeping Them Poor

We all know that the educational system in the United States could be improved. There are subjects that are lacking in the system, such as finance, that would truly benefit our youth–but unfortunately, they aren’t being taught.

Most would argue that the education that our young people receive only teaches them how to be better workers, rather than teaching them how to work for themselves or how to handle money.

As a result of this lack of preparedness, our children graduate from high school unable to understand the basic principals of saving money or investing. For this, they are being prepared for a life that will keep them fighting to avoid being poor.

Most would argue that it is the responsibility of the parents to teach their children how money works. Others, however, would argue that America’s financial system is something that should be taught, starting with the history of finance and how it operates.

If a young adult fails to understand how money works, how to save money, or how to invest money, then they will find themselves constantly spending money.

Being a consumer, without saving money or investing, is something that will lead any person to the poor house sooner, rather than later. Additionally, those who fail to use money wisely will ultimately find themselves depending on the government for support.

If you find this concept hard to grasp, you might want to take a moment to look at this video.


Hasan Minhaj Answers Increasingly Personal Questions

Hasan Minhaj answers increasingly personal questions as the camera gets closer to his face. There are 4 categories to these questions: work, family, identity and politics. You will learn more about Hasan as the video goes on, from basic information about his family life to discussing his experiences with racism in the workplace.

Watch it all here