Even if I didn’t earn much for myself, many many people did and this money is there to protect them like a safety net. You never know what crisis will come to you and make you end on this route, but if you paid in or if your parents and grandparents paid in, then to me that means you deserve to be on it.
I know I don’t make much on it because I couldn’t work from depression and pre onset schizophrenia, but that isn’t taken into account for what I earn either, so I make the minimum. If I made more I might be able to afford an apartment but most likely I’d still be dependant on housing programs.
I just want to be able to see a future for myself. I don’t think I’m a leach I tried working after I failed out of college, I tried really hard to excel at my job and I even ended up with a lasting injury due to over work.
Its not fair to call people lazy. They do what they can I pray at least they do. I know that the current economic system feels like a treadmill but I can’t help that. I don’t feel like I’ve won a lottery for being able to skip work either.
Share some compassion, understand that this isn’t an ideal situation for anyone, and that while I may be benefiting from your labor I am also not going around crazy off my meds causing the town to smell of human feces causing diseases, and lowering moral by being a tragic lost person. Please just accept that this really is a kindness that is earned.