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I am writing to you, because I want to better understand what you are doing for our country. I’m hoping that you, your board, and the executives are just misunderstood, but I can’t really find any nice news articles about you. Here’s what I have been thinking about recently: Don’t you think it’s kind-of ironic that the people who invest in others get paid more than those who actually create content? I realize that those jobs help others a little bit, but not as much as the millions per year that I heard you’re getting. Adversely, it inhibits our nation’s ability to create creative content, because there is a gross lack of incentive. I’m not sure why being part of a bank makes you more financially important than the teachers, doctors, artists, and writers out there. (It’s really a similar problem with sports players and owners, to be honest. The only difference is that they provide entertainment for a wide audience as well as take people’s money.) Finally, I am hoping to hear your perspective on the recent arrests of those who tried to close their bank accounts at Bank of America. This is really just a small portion of the problem with our system that interests me. I did not want my first letter that reaches out to you to be too long, because I’m sure you’re a very busy person. I only want to take a moment of your time; I would love an open discourse, and maybe even a job! As an artist and graduate in English Literature from Grinnell College, I value transparency, in addition to our country’s history, future, and ideals. I do believe that we can make this country much better with a lot of effort. It can be done; we just need to show everyone that we are willing to try. Hope this message finds you peacefully, in good spirits, and that you’ll write back to me. Sincerely, Patrick Kijek Note: I am just trying to do my part as a concerned citizen. If you have been pestered or harassed with this in any way, know that I was not a part of that process and should not be responsible for any possible negativity. I would love to be an example of how writing constructively between one another can have a positive effect for the people. If anything bad is going to happen to me from the delivery of this letter, I would prefer it never to be sent.