reply to post by beezzer
Well I agree with you on the "will" part but here is where we run into the problem with all of these issues surrounding welfare ,be it cash
,housing, foodstamps. First ,don't think I have not experienced first hand ,someone abusing the system. I knew of this girl (this was someone I met a
few times thru a neighbor) she had housing ,foodstamps ,cash benefits and she had two kids. This person was just trashy ,she wasn't a very good mum
and she did drugs, sold drugs ,dated men who did and sold drugs. She had a bunch of people living with her in her 100$ a month town house. So she
collected money from those people and sold foodstamps for drugs ,alcohol and cash. I only heard all this about her ,never witnessed first hand but
having gone with the neighbor to her home to drop off some diapers for her child ,I saw the way she lived so the stories fit in my mind.
Anyway I know people don't always DO THE RIGHT THING, I know there are people on help who have little to no drive to change their situation. I know
all this but I cannot justify punishing the good ones for these few bad ones. The ones with no drive to do ANYTHING ,THE ONES WITH NO EXCUSE OR
REASON to be that way besides that they just suck ,well its too bad they cannot be eliminated from the system but who is to say and how can it even be
monitored who HAS DRIVE AND WILL AND WHO DOES NOT???? WHAT IS the test??? Who is to say who has drive and who does not cuz its not always apparent
,if you aren't living with someone and you don't know them well ,well how could you know??? Also there are some people who have no "will" because
they have been pushed down Soooo much they cannot bring that will out. It would take someone really caring about that person to bring that will up.
What if everytine they try they are told no or hit a brick wall? What if all that has battered that will so it is not apparent. The system is so
messed up but untill someone finds the answer to fix it then just leaving people behind is not the answer.
There are several bad apples in the world but in time they make their own rope ,tie the knot , and hang themselves. See, I know they do because that
girl I spoke of......she ended up in prison for drugs. Now, taking advantage of the system will be near impossible for her. They always mess
themselves up ,these bad apples.
I am driven ,so much so that I sit on the computer researching the things I would love to go to school for ,I write papers. I write papers about this
thing I want to do for no reason other than I want to learn. See, id LOVE to become a doctor. I love medicine. I always have. If I could I would be in
school NOW. I am up every morning early doing things, if I don't have work away from home I am cleaning organizing, helping my kids with school.
(They school online at home) I got lucky and got them into a private school in another city that they do online. It's awesome. Anyway what I am
getting at is ,besides myself and my family benefits from my drive who else is gonna see this and offer me to go thru medical school for FREE??? I
COULD be sitting at home sleeping all day, sending my kids to public school away from home to be alone sleeping all day. I could stop working my
business and get assistance and then I bet my school would be free.
I hope this made sense. I am typing on this darn phone again and helping my son at the same time and have lost my train of thought twice. Lol.