Many thanks for all the replies especially to the lovely sweetstuff, sorry I'm old fashioned and like to compliment a pretty lady
I worked my backside off and in the end broke my body so currently can't work, when I did though I gave 150%, the idea of just sitting around day in
day out doing nothing just simply bored me, we had holidays which were nice but getting back to work and putting money to one side was a pleasure.
I truly understand how hard it is for those especially single parents to live on benefits or even harder to work and support the kids, its a nightmare
and must feel like you are banging your head off a brick wall with the non support from companies to those with kids. Yes, you must feel like a slave
to the system but there's the other side where as a parent you feel duty bound to do the best you can for the children.
For those like me who live off the benefits system I feel sorry, despite popular media culture those actually living solely on benefits do NOT live a
life of luxury, the money isn't great BUT its a darn sight better than nothing at all.
I simply can't understand the mind set of not wanting to work and living off others hard work, I feel ashamed that I have to do it, I feel a failure
and spend many nights telling myself that if only I had done things differently, these punk kids simply believe its their right to just do nothing and
The one I spoke to was poorly educated, his spelling and grammar were appalling, I don't say this as a mockery of him, I say it because he clearly
can't be bothered to improve himself, something I can't get to grips with. He can't be bothered to learn because it would make him a slave to the
system according to him?
He's completely missing the point, you learn because you have a brain, it demands to be fed and thrives on learning, to sit and not use it is simply a
waste of evolution. Not every one is cut out to be a Nasa scientist but the point is that its just logical you learn to the best of your ability, you
owe that to yourself and the people who put faith and trust in you.
As said, there's a clear lack of gumption in these kids, it just astounds me that they will happily lead a life of crime or just sit puffing weed all
day, what ever they do they do at the expense of someone else, they rob, deal, engage in thug like violence or simply just 'chill'. I don't say its
all youth, I still see kids on my estate who go to college or work happily but they are in a minority these days, they use the old excuse that they
come from a council estate so no one will want them.....Its BS.
My wife and I were genuinely told that educating our daughter was a waste of time because she was from an estate now, we were gob smacked, the simple
follow the rest of the sheep mentality was astounding, we have always put everything in to helping our daughter be the best she can be, she's not
spoilt, does not swear, is in top class for all her subjects and you could not meet a more sweet 13yr old and none of this has been done by force or
shouting, its been done by support and help.
What is more important is that she has respect for herself and great morals, I have high hopes for this girl from an estate.
I simply can't understand this conspiracy these kids get attached to that allows them to think doing no work is fighting the system while of course
taking from this 'system' to live on. They spout rubbish about the illuminati which they have gleaned from similar minded web sites, they believe
these web sites that tell them to fight paying the UK TV license or from paying taxes etc, they don't give a thought to the maths that pays their
If they actually used their heads and thought about all this Bilderberger / illuminati stuff they would realise that according to what they have
learnt they by not bothering would be doing the illuminti's willing. Is there a New World order, probably but these kids using it to sit on their arse
doing nothing is a mere excuse to be lazy.
Kids these days demand respect, they should be made to understand respect is earned..Period.
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