This is a really great country. I discovered yesterday that two of the Vietnamese pedicurists at my salon live in my street in the houses that are identical to mine. (They always wear masks at work so I wouldn’t recognize them out of the salon).
When a pedicurist, a grocery cashier, a steel worker, and a professor – two of them immigrants and two lifelong residents – can afford the same lifestyle, that’s really great.
In case anyone thinks the pedicurist married rich or something, her husband is a young Vietnamese man who works at the same salon as a manicurist.
This is the great gift this country offers. A good life for people with different professions, different education levels, different life stories. All we need is more of this and less of the exhausting defeatism about how everything is horrible and the American dream is dead.