a reply to: TrueBrit
You're a great speaker. You might even be a poet.
But every single thing you have said in this thread can be likened to a can of Milwaukee's best sheathed in a Crown Royal pouch.
It looks good from the outside, but everything inside is either synthetic or mopped off of the floor.
Let me tell you the difference between all those victims you speak of and myself: They are not doing the right thing.
It sounds good to say that the poor poor person with 4 jobs is just doing their best. In reality, that person is a veritable idiot, putting no
thought at all into how to improve their situation, but only doing what seems to be expected, until somebody in charge comes along and makes things
Crying for the unfortunate is not wrong. But to excuse their lack of desire to improve?
Let me offer you a nice brew, still made the right way, with substance; and toss that Crown Royal bag, because it is only good for holding dice,
anyway, and I'm not playing games.
Let me tell you the story of a man who has dealt with that reality which you discuss.
But the story is different because this man was no fool. A bigger heart may manifest a bigger brain.
Instead of allowing the employers to keep screwing him over... instead of allowing society to dictate how he should live... instead of constantly
being the victim! - this man instead realized, when he wrote down his problems, responsibilities, and goals, that he could have organized his life
sooner. When he wrote down all the tools he had at his disposal, he realized he had a LOT more than he thought. You can't eat a pencil, but you
CAN write with it.
It began to dawn on this man that the whole time he thought he was a victim of other people that he was actually the worst offender.
He realized he could write his own paycheck.
You can start your own business in the United States as a sole proprietor using only your own Social Security number. Eventually you will need to do
other things, but you can start.
I went from never earning more than $10 an hour doing the hardest jobs all over and never having enough at all, especially for my family (and I hate
welfare programs, I refuse to use them, even though for a couple of months we did)...
to making $45 an hour.
Because I bought a vacuum cleaner, a broom, a bucket, paper towels, Lysol, foaming glass cleaner, and an extension cord.
I put out an ad I made on a computer and printed and literally placed the ads randomly on sidewalks, making it look like it was someone else's trash.
I imagined that I was spreading seed when I tossed the papers. I did it knowing that people hate bulletins usually, but are oddly curious about
random loose garbage with words on it.
I now also have a photography and video business that I was able to invest in because of the cleaning.
Those both now fund my introduction into music, which has been a dream of mine, and Chess is next.
I earn what I demand. I'm the boss. I'm never late. My work is excellent.
I haven't yet gone the LLC route, but this next year is making it look necessary.
And ALL income is reported.
The idea that we would drag out of this was absurd to everyone, including one man I know who thought like you and told me I was a fool and should just
get help, everyone needs help.
Yes, everyone needs help. But that help should be a lesson in reality and the ability to use one's brain. That lesson is only learned by Actually
Loving your family, or Actually Hating your enemy. The former is better and the route I took.
Stephen Hawking is useless, but he finds a way to do what he thinks is good.
Sob stories that do not end up with the protagonist being a hero are only good at making people more useless.
Here's some motivation for any here if you feel stuck: TrueBrit is wrong. Write down your life, your pain, your struggles... then write down your
goals, your dreams, and all the tools at your disposal - do not neglect the library, a fork, a plastic bag, toilet paper, the bus route, etc.
EVERYTHING is a tool at your disposal.
Then start to connect the dots. Discover what central theme there is to your tools, your talents, your problems, and the pain of those around you.
The answer will appear. That's the easy part. The hard part is believing in that answer and developing a plan to execute a strategy based upon
that answer to solve your problems.
Or you could let 4 different lower management individuals who think they're hot # tell you how to think everyday. ...
It really still is up to you.