In this day and age, we live in a microwave world. If you can’t get it instantly, you give up. Translated– if a job isn’t handed to you on a silver platter we have been taught by liberal society that the next thing to do is fall back and let the Big Daddy Government assist you in every way. Can’t afford healthcare? No worries- Obamacare, check! Can’t afford a down payment on that house! No worries, government is here to assist! Can’t afford those T-Bones? Here’s your government issued food debit card! Didn’t get that first job you applied for? Chill out! Unemployment is headed your way!
Obviously, the list goes on and on and on..
With this common place mentality it’s a breath of fresh air to come across a story like this thanks to The Blaze.
Earlier this week, TheBlaze brought you the inspiring story of Jhaqueil Reagan, an 18-year-old who intended to walk 10 snowy miles just to interview for a minimum wage job.
Along his chilly journey, Reagan stopped to ask a local restaurant owner how much further it would be to his destination. Art Bouvier, owner of Papa Roux Po Boys and Cajun Food in Indianapolis, told him it would be about six to seven more miles.
The teen thanked the man and continued walking, never asking for a ride or money for a bus. Roughly 15 minutes later Bouvier and his wife were in the car. After spotting the teenager still walking with purpose, they pulled over and gave Reagan a ride the rest of the way.
It was during the short ride to Reagan’s interview that Bouvier realized he was going to an interview for a cashier job, a minimum wage position.
“So, he doesn’t know it yet, but he starts with us on Monday. It’s been a while since I met someone so young with a work ethic like that,” Bouvier wrote on his Facebook page.
Clearly, a young man with an attitude like this has a parent behind him who has lived and taught it.
Reagan explained that his mother passed away when he was 17-years-old and he learned the value of work ethic from his father. Beck even tried to squeeze some parenting tips out of Reagan, asking what his father did to instil strong values in him.
“I’ve always watched him, you know, work his fingers to the bone and bust his hump everyday,” he said. “I know how it is, and money was always tight in my family.”
The 18-year-old said it never once crossed his mind to ask Bouvier for money for a bus ticket or a ride, agreeing that it wasn’t his responsibility to get him where he needed to go.
Wish we could bottle this and make it a requirement to drink up!