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Originally posted by _Phoenix_
Today I found out that you can't take your savings, social status and belongings to the afterlife!!! WTF!?
I'm not going to lie, every time I hear "I'm on disability" from someone who looks like they are in pretty decent health, drives a nicer car than me, smells of booze at 11AM in the morning, in pajamas and is wearing a couple of grand worth of bling, my compassion for those that subsist on government handouts drops.
I see it as a matter of respect
Originally posted by mythots
You can wine all you want but in the end Stepen Hawkins is laughing at you. If he can get by then anyone can. I know it sounds like a dick thing to say but it"s the truth.
Originally posted by Dispo
reply to post by Xterrain
I'm just popping in this thread to tell you why your post comes across as callous and insensitive, and why the logic behind it is flawed.
I believe this matter will be resolved more effectively if you self-educate, therefore I'm going to give you a link which I would advice you to read through and follow up on:
On a very very basic level, we can say this: There are 2 scales to consider when looking at your get up and go advice. First, the severity of the mental illness. Second, the individual coping ability of the individual. If for example, a person with a level of 1/10 coping ability and 10/10 mental illness is told to get up and make something of his life, well, these are the people who would have been lobotomised 60 years ago. If a person with a 10/10 coping ability and 1/10 mental illness is told to get up and go, your advice might just work. At the end of the day, if you take your illness and transpose it EXACTLY on to someone else, it might not affect them at all, or it might cause them to kill themselves. If you take your coping ability and swap it for a higher one, you might be better off in life, if you replace it with a lower one, you might be in the streets.
reply to post by wantsome
TexI live 2 blocks from the city of Detroit. I see poverty every day. Half of the inner city is illiterate. Many people around me never stood a chance. It's hard to plan for the future when your fighting for survival from day to day. Many people I've known became drug addicts are dead or in prison. Why care when you have no future. t