“A lot has changed since I was a teenager, but I think it’s for the better. One area I wish we could get back to what it once was would be our education. Our graduation rate is at 50% and that’s a huge problem because these kids can get a job in valet and make good money with tips or be a blackjack dealer and never further your education. It’s really taking away from the growth of the city as far as professionalism. It’s booming for young families though. You don’t really need much to live here. As long as you have a dream and some hope, you can survive here.
It’s important for every child to go out and see the world. But it’s also important that they come back and bring that wealth of knowledge that they gained and helped that next generation coming up. If you go away and never come back, the kids in the city become stagnant and we continue to see the pockets of hotels grow with laborers and not grow in professionalism.
All in all, there’s no place like Vegas. You can get spoiled. It’s a 24 hour city and you can do things here that you can’t do anywhere else. When I went away to college and things shut down at 9pm, it was all foreign to me. I took that part of Vegas for granted. Now that I have a chance to live anywhere else in the world, I don’t want to be anywhere else. I always find myself back home.”