Old Havana is changing. Old dilapidated buildings are getting some paint. Other public works projects are in the process of construction. There are more tourists here than I have ever seen. Cuba still has a long way to go to resemble anything of what it probably looked like 60 years ago, but things slowly are changing.
Things are still hard for people. Most of them make about 15 dollars a month. That’s right 15 dollars a month. Despite the challenges that they face they are amazing athletes, artists, and musicians. The people that succeed here aren’t the ones that have been blessed with a bounty of resources. The people that succeed here are the ones that try to do the best with the hand that they have been dealt. They can’t wait for someone to come save them because someone will never come.
In the United States right now, there are a lot of people that are waiting for someone to save them. A lot of people think that the United States government should do more to help the people. They want big government to save them instead of asking “What can I do to help save myself and my family?”
It is my humble opinion that the people that live in a free country, but think that socialism or communism would work better for everyone should take a trip to a country that has that form of government. I think that most people would quickly change their minds. If you live in the United States, be very grateful that you were born there. We have been extremely blessed to have the opportunity to live in the land of opportunity.