Jack, don't be a whiner. Don't wait for someone else to come along and solve your problems. As I write this, there are demonstrations and protests taking place all over the world as part of the Occupy Movement. There have been some very sad stories being shared online. No, the system is not perfect. Jack, there are way too many interests, opinions and special agendas in this world for the system to ever be perfect. By the time you read this, just maybe the occupy movement will have determined some kind of agenda. Maybe they've figured out that in order to bring about positive change they need to present a set of compelling ideas, rather than just complain. Now, I support standing up for what you believe in. But Jack, timing is everything. Since the Occupy Movement has no set agenda - outside of pointing out how bad things have gotten for many - it will fail unless someone influential and capable of starting a constructive debate surfaces. The problem is, this has become political and we're at a point right now where everyone in politics is simply incapable of doing anything about it. Remember what we talked about: when groups of people get together to decide things, they're wrong?
Now, I'll be the first to admit that I don't have the time nor energy to try and figure out the Occupy Movement, and I'm way outside of my element discussing it in such depth. I'm frustrated too, but if I spent my time and energy camping in some city park or debating financial policy with a group of cynics, our family would have some real problems - and it would be my fault. Jack, we're part of the 99% - our family has some, but there are many families who have a lot more, and that's ok. Your Mom and I will work hard to put food on the table and keep a warm roof over our heads. In the meantime, enjoy what we have, decide what you want and who you want to be. Don't spend time worrying about what you don't have.