Recently I've been more or less forced to apply for welfare due to health problems. It makes me sick to be honest. The last thing I want to do is rely
on someone else to survive. Unfortunately, In the current state of affairs, we are barely surviving, much less living, and I have to think about my
family. You can be sure that when it goes through, I will be using that money to try and find my way out of welfare as soon as I am able.
My point is, that not everyone who is on welfare wants to be there. Sure, some people play the system, and some just continually make bad decisions
that leave them there, but some of us have no choice.
And you know what? It's not the government's fault that I'm in this situation. They didn't make me sick, but they're going to make it possible for me
to recover and pull myself out of this hole once I do. As much as I hate the idea of going on welfare, it will be a useful tool and I'll have to be
grateful for it.
You know what. I'm tired of people blaming the government for the welfare state. They just offer the option and only give it out if people can prove
they need it. It's not their fault people game the system. As much as the government may try, they can't control everyone's behavior.
Now, the question is, why do people game the system? The government doesn't control people's motives after all. The reason is because our culture has
become largely based on addiction. Be it food, TV, video games, the internet, or whatever else, most people can't seem to sacrifice these habits in
order to build themselves a more stable life. No one wants to sacrifice their precious luxuries in order to be more self sufficient, and sacrifice is
If you want to get healthy people off welfare and contributing, start a campaign for personal responsibility and breaking addiction. Forget about
blame. Take responsibility for yourselves and your community and solve the problem instead of waiting for the government to do it for you.
on 30-7-2012 by QuietInsanity because: (no reason given)
edit on 30-7-2012 by QuietInsanity because: (no reason given)