Day 18. I was talking to a very intelligent and wise woman about the choices we make in life. We were discussing the fact that at any moment we could die. I know it sounds morbid, however, with this known fact are we really living each day like it is our last? Do we take advantage of all the things this world has to offer? Are we really living or are we just existing? The biggest unexplainable anomaly is we work hard in hopes of enjoying the booty when we feel our labor is complete. For some that may never happen. And in the event that it doesn't would you regret not doing what your heart's desire is? It could be singing, writing, being a comedian, acting, being a teacher, whatever the case may be. Right now in this moment are you doing what brings you happiness? Do you have the courage to walk out on faith and fulfill your souls desire?
What's on my mind. The education system. I just heard today that if someone is on social security and has student loans they will take that social security check? This is outrageous! The majority of people who go to college will have to take loans. The problem is the job usually doesn't pay enough to help pay off the student loans and provide the individual with a comfortable standard of living. So, it's like a bookie (the government) you owe that money and they will make your life miserable until it's paid! Why should someone be penalized for wanting to better themselves. Same with government assistance. It should be used as a stepping stone for those who want more. So, why if you decided to work assistance is cut. You don't even get a 90 day keep your assistance while you are on your new job probationary period. It should be the more you work the more help you receive. Middle class should get food stamps. A single working mother or father who ask for assistance should get it! Our upside down world makes it too easy for people to not be motivated. Why would you be motivated to work if you can stay home and get food stamps, public housing, and free childcare. All that has got to be worth more then $7.25 an hour. A minimum wage that is nearly impossible for anyone, but a single teen living at home to work with....really? Life happens....I knew a lady who was an at home mom right out of high school and her husband worked. He started messing with drugs and she ended up alone with no job experience and a child. She needed the system as a stepping stone. She was treated like the worst person in the world, because she needed help. We live in a society that looks down on those looking up for a hand to help pull them out of the whole. It's really sad and disgusting. Like I always say, the person you are looking down on may one day be looking down at you and hopefully they have heart (you didn't have) to reach for your hand. That same woman I was referring to went to college and earned her masters degree. The challenge today is to think with your heart and soul not with logic and datum. Changing your perception about those less fortunate may give you a desire to reach out your hand. Today I will leave you with a verse I woke up to this morning.
Get all the advice and instruction you can, so you will be wise the rest of your life. You can make many plans, but the LORD’s purpose will prevail.