posted on May, 13 2011 @ 08:44 AM
I've had similar issues, exaserbated by the fact that over the past few years I have lost my sight.
Grew up as poor as it gets (and loved me some government cheese... if you remember that, you're dating yourself lol) and just knew I would make
something of myself...
Add a few decades and I am still as poor as it gets.
The thing is, we dont HAVE to live that way. There are a lot of ways to work around these issues and make a go for yourself, in a different way.
There's lots of land out there for sale on the cheap, and can be had with owner financing for less than 100 bucks a month (and we're talking 20+ acres
of land). You could get that land, build a small house out of recycled materials (especially since you have a welding background, you can use that to
your advantage). Shoot, could even make your own furniture and everything
Anyhow... use that land to set up aquaponics systems to grow food in the forms of veggies and fish. I know families that grow over 6000 pounds of
food per year on 1/10th of an acre of land using a setup like that. They grow so much of it they sell a good amount of it.
Anyhow.. The point I am trying to make here is that you do NOT have to be stuck in the system as it stands. Hearken back to a time when people were
more self-reliant and had no need of anyone else even being around them besides their family and small community.
Don't play their games... make a game of your own and recreate a dream that's better... and DOABLE.
edit on 13-5-2011 by Jomina because: (no