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I’m Getting Older


Boo-hoo. Three days ago, I turned 77. That’s OLD. I keep trying to make a list of what I have learned, and here are a few of the key items I have soaked up.

  1. It is great to be an American. Not just good. Great. Really the best thing on earth. This is The Promised Land.
  2. It is vital to find a perfect spouse. I have mine. Now you go get yours. The perfect spouse is the answer to most of life’s problems. Not all. but most.
  3. Start saving money when you can. Right away. There is no substitute for savings. Just put half in cash and half in the S&P 500 Index Fund.
  4. Be grateful to your parents and show it every single day.
  5. Learn a valuable skill. That means a skill someone will pay your for. Then exercise that skill until you get some satisfaction and a decent wage from it.
  6. Buy a home as soon as you can, but not so soon that you become terrified about not having enough money.
  7. YOU MUST HAVE CAPITAL: That can be money or stocks or property or good habits. But there is no substitute for capital.
  8. Don’t take drugs.
  9. Keep fit.
  10. Be flexible about your plans and do not have pie in the sky expectations.

Okay. More to come. But on that last one, we have some real problems here in my beloved LA. There is looting by our brothers and sisters. We stopped enforcing the law and so the looting came naturally. Even in our lush Beverly Hills. there is danger. The Democrats encourage people to loot, and so many people loot. Yes, it is partly a racial thing and that breaks my heart.

If we do not start enforcing laws against violence, arson, and robbery, we will have an end to America, and soon. People who love civilization, wake up. The men and women leading our government hate America. This is not good.

Sunday P.S.
And Spectator friends get this!! At 77 you finally start to GET IT!!!

Every day is precious and few and gorgeous so the only beautiful thing to do is to appreciate every instant!!! Get it?

Last Wednesday
This is almost too good to be true. Under Donald Trump, one of the smartest, most constructive Presidents of all time, oil production in the USA surged.

Fracking fulfilled and overfulfilled its promise all over the nation. Oil pipelines carried the good stuff from where it was pumped to where it was needed. America became the world’s largest oil producer and had the largest reserves. We became major oil exporters.

Then came the moron fake environmentalists and their hologram stooge, “Joe” Biden.

Pipelines were closed. Fracking was drastically curtailed. Oil became a shortage item. But people still like to drive. People still like to heat their houses. So, markets did what they do: they allocated oil by price. ZOOM!!! Up went prices. Not by a little. By a lot. Where I live in Sunny Cal, we are now paying close to $6.76 for high test.

How does that moron, Biden, respond? Not by opening pipelines or allowing fracking to resume. No, that would offend the college kids.

Instead, he jeopardizes national defense by pumping immense amounts from the national strategic oil reserve, supposed to tide us over in wartime. It won’t help. It will only hurt. Maybe let the oilmen handle this, not the college kids.

Has anyone in the White House ever been this stupid? God help us.

Ben Stein
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Ben Stein is a writer, actor, economist, and lawyer living in Beverly Hills and Malibu. He writes “Ben Stein’s Diary” for every issue of The American Spectator.
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