Skip to main Content
Letters to the Editor

Letter: Thoughts on how things work

  • Author: Dan Wentworth
    | Opinion
  • Updated: 3 days ago
  • Published 3 days ago

At my age, 75, I’ve come to a few conclusions. I’m not sure if they are right or wrong, but maybe one or two of them will get read by some of our politicians, experts, teachers, business leaders, clergymen, corporate managers and whoever else is interested. No one is right or wrong 100% of the time. Stop talking long enough to listen.

Ask yourself what is the actual prize and base your opinion on what’s important. Before you start predicting the absolute unquestionable end and what that date is, rethink statements indicating the economic future of Alaska is a dumpster fire if we don’t do one thing or another.

Spending PFD checks is or is not something anyone can prove. I have noticed the experts voicing that opinion usually don’t face the absolute urgency of how much gas he needs today. Economists say if we have a better-educated workforce manufacturers and big businesses will come. Apparently they’re not interested in factors like supply, market or transportation costs.

I don’t know what the answers are, but I do know America was built by cooperation, not arguing what side of the blanket is the warmest. Just cover up or get cold, but stop arguing and go to work. The only thing I know is nobody can chisel in stone unless we all work together and lay the stone.

— Dan Wentworth

Anchorage

Have something on your mind? Send to letters@adn.com or click here to submit via any web browser. Letters under 200 words have the best chance of being published. Writers should disclose any personal or professional connections with the subjects of their letters. Letters are edited for accuracy, clarity and length.

Local news matters.

Support independent, local journalism in Alaska.

Comments