With connection comes greater understanding and raised awareness of how we can help to build a better society, it is not a selfless act, building a happier society where people are not living in desperate situations rubs off on everybody, including the people you love. It just needs a few leaders, a few game-changers, a few people in power with the ability to make small life altering changes to what is perceived to be normal.
There are several affirmations that people are not ignoring you - they are busy and that you should get busy too, and whilst they mean well, and come from a place of some truth, it was one of the most offensive ways of trying to help people who are feeling ignored, lonely, and that their friends and family are failing them. There is a truth to people being busy, but I would prefer to use the term ‘distracted’...
'It doesn't pay to work'. This is something I have heard for many years and the words have caused me great discomfort. It is often perceived that living on benefits is a comfy lifestyle option, and with great analysis I have reached my own conclusion, which of course I am sharing as we all know … Continue reading Working for Poverty & Self-Employment
SAD Seasonal Affective Disorder - Stop the train
This Blog talks about discrimination towards tenants in receipt of housing benefit or with pets.
Challenging Mainstream Theories on Depression
My journey began when I still a child and tests indicated that I was ‘inadequate’ from a very early age. Consequently I continued mostly unstimulated through school with the clear message that I should not expect to achieve anything outstanding. Knowing that I was not one of the intelligent ones gave me little drive to … Continue reading My Formal Graduation – Summarising the Journey
Now I have had a rant about 9-5 and about Law and the Curriculum, now let's rant about... What kind of country do we live in where it is standard and accepted to fine people for living in poverty!?
Well I've been on my soapbox about the 9-5 culture that we have here in the U.K and now I would like to air my grievance on something else I feel passionate about which is Law and the National curriculum. I was educated, and I use that word loosely, in a comprehensive school in England … Continue reading Law and the National curriculum
Frankly 9-5 monday to friday does not work... of course it works in the logistical sense of having your entire workforce arrive at the same time, working the same hours for ease of meetings and customer contact but it was designed - by man - in very different times. Guess what, we have technology, we … Continue reading Let’s start with 9-5… or should I say man-made manslaughter!