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Re: Penny for your thoughts.. Christ_empowered

Posted by Jay2112 on September 25, 2022, at 19:50:57

In reply to Re: Penny for your thoughts.., posted by Christ_empowered on September 23, 2022, at 11:12:51

> a woman who had lived in poverty her whole life once told me: "some people do not work."
>
> that was well over 10 years ago. I do not work. I cannot work, but...the end result is the same, isn't it? and...
>
> it isn't just credentials or the ability to do the actual -job- itself. lots and lots of things go into working, and I am one of those people who do not work.
>

So, so true...and I hope I didn't sound ableist. I am still on a government disability pension. I have been greatly helped by a community worker with the Canadian Mental Health Association. I mean *greatly* helped! He taught about all of us being in *recovery*, and recovery principles. (Just google it.) See...I am lucky to be well enough to work...but I (hope) I don't gloat in it. I am doing it like all of us try to do...to get some more loot..money. It took me YEARS to get to this point, though. Plus, I am a client, and teaching recovery is in line with my social work background. So, say, I just REALLY got lucky. I get to help people like myself, with mental illness, as well as people with addictions. And, they pay me for it, which as long as I just got my pension, I really wouldn't care about. Plus, I got my foot into this job thanks to a very nice friend in the field whom I worked for over 30 years ago.

Working is not, and SHOULD not be *everything*...or even MOST..EVER! I like the idea of all citizens getting a basic income...working or not. There is a good book, too, called "Laziness Doesn't Exist", which I am going to track down a copy of...because it sounds PERFECT! I am still on a government disability pension, and may continue to be. There is absolutely *no* shame in that!! Ever....

Jay


Humans punish themselves endlessly
for not being what they believe they should be.
-Don Miguel Ruiz-


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