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Originally posted by jacygirl
reply to post by knowledgedesired
YES!! Excellent message.
I too believe that every single human being on this earth has a RIGHT to the basic necessities. We are born onto this planet with needs...food, shelter, medical care, etc. Who....and I mean WHO here has the right to say that anyone is less worthy or deserving of basic necessities?
I am sickened by the labels....lazy (for one). Walk a mile or two in someone else's shoes for a while.
You just have to decide to not let the past define you. The future hasn't been written yet; sure you have limited choices, but the ones you do have are yours for the taking.
Originally posted by SilentKoala
I've known a lot of people who have had similar upbringings and come from similar backgrounds, who have fought against the odds and have become successful. You just have to decide to not let the past define you. The future hasn't been written yet; sure you have limited choices, but the ones you do have are yours for the taking.
Originally posted by knowledgedesired
reply to post by wantsome
What you have wrote is a prime example of why the system is so messed up and needs an overhaul.
They keep the system going by pitting us against each other and convincing us hard working folks that everyone else is lazy even when most of them are not they just don't have opportunity.
I have not fallen for the trap and even though I work my tush off everyday and have since I was 12 selling candy door to door I don't look down on others even when some of them are just plain lazy. I think society needs to be restructured to eliminate the haves and have nots across the board. We need a new hybrid system that grants food/water/shelter/medical to every single human being living in this world whether they work or not. Yeah I said it....I know it sounds silly but there is no shortage of resources just control of them by power/money hungry people that are born into it or get lucky... and some of them hard work.
Instead of working for the basics the basics should be granted for all of humanity then the more work the more perks are made available for you. The problem is the rich are too rich and the poor are to poor.
The system that use to allow everyone opprotunity has failed due to the large separation between incomes. The rich have manipulated the system to make almost impossible to become one of them... Mean while they hide behind the I did it so can you B/S while at the same time forgetting that their MOMMY AND DADDY paid for their 4 year degree and bought their first car. The truth is if you are born into poverty you and the next generation will remain there. Hard work is something we should all put in but opprotunity has there be there as well... The majority have lost that opprotunity.
I understand that there are alot of obstacles in our society that can get in the way of even mediocre success but, I know that if a person really has it it them.....they will do what they have to do to get where they want to be.
Originally posted by mwood
reply to post by wantsome
Life sometimes deals people a crappy hand and you either have to decide to play the hand or fold.
What keeps you in Detroit?
Why not move to another place and start over? You can get government assistance wherever you are.
Hitchhike if you have to or get a bus ticket to another area, once there get into a shelter till you can find a place to rent...
There are so many choices in life and sometimes they can't be seen because were stuck in kinda a tunnel vision kind of thing.
Most people stay where they are at and in the situation they're in because they know nothing else.
Play the hand you were dealt or get up and move to another table......
Originally posted by MidnightSunshine
reply to post by Alda1981
I stopped reading your reply when I got to this mispunctuated word. The whole thing just no longer made any sense. OH the over use of ... had nothing to do with it by the way.
Silly isn't it?
I have somethings to say to the OP when I finish reading, just had to interject here about this ridiculousness.edit on 3-1-2013 by MidnightSunshine because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by AnIntellectualRedneck
It literally doesn't matter what you say. Because they know a few people that beat the odds, because they know of people who have had it worse, that means that everybody can beat the odds.
It just doesn't matter. Most of the people on here won't understand the concept of having to choose between pursuing your dreams or taking care of your family. And they'll get mad because they'll be like "oh I gave up my dream of being a rockstar/astronaut/pony/whatever for my wife/kids/to join the military to protect your ungrateful hide", failing to realize that this isn't the kind of dreaming I'm talking about at all. The kind of dreaming that I'm talking about is the simple dream where you're not constantly worrying about where the next meal comes from and how you'll get to work tomorrow.
Dude, seriously, a lot of the people on this website, in this country, don't get it because they don't want to get it.
They don't want to understand that there are a lot of people who are in legitimate dire straights. They don't want to understand that poverty, ignorance, violence, and child abuse are major factors that severely hinder a lot of people with a lot of potential. They don't want to understand that the garbage they were fed about anybody and everybody being able to get a leg up and do just fine in the U.S. if they only worked hard enough was just that: garbage.