Over thirty years ago, Julian showed us a new way to be successful; a new way to actualize our respective full potentials. Now that the old model of a steady job from age twenty to sixty with a hefty pension in tow has flown the coop, particularly as far as the private sector is concerned, what will most downtrodden Americans do? Will they still pursue that fantasy of a spouse, two or more kids, and a picket fenced house in the suburbs? Or will they wake up and pursue their own passions without worrying about fitting into the antiquated social molds of yesteryear?
These are questions that must be answered individually. One thing is for sure, though. Expecting public officeholders, parents, preachers, or people just making a go if it to pick up the tab for the maturity impaired is not only unfair, but unsustainable. Indeed, we must take responsibility for our own actions, and be unafraid to break convention in meeting the goals we have set for ourselves.
That, in essence, is the American way, as taught by the American gigolo. Such a lesson should not go unheeded.