Living Paycheck To Paycheck

Being poor or living in the lower class is difficult for many people.

Education is key.

Motivation to change is critical.

Innovation will lead to motivation and a healthy change.

Too many people feel like a slave to money.

There is no simple answer to this struggle in society today.

For people who are willing and able, a preventative approach may be better than a cure.

I found this video that may be of some inspiration to you: https://youtu.be/alQdO6LFbKU

February is a pain in the butt!

Some call it SAD, Seasonal Affective Disorder.

Others just feel grumpy, and moody or bad.

February is said to be blue, I’m glad.

It is the one month of the year that society expects us to be a little down.

Our attention is turned inwards and we tend to bow out of the rat race.

Many people like to sit in a cozy chair and read a book with a cup of tea.

Yet, others complain it will never be summer.

All our ups and downs seem to take a turn for the worse.

It never ceases to amaze me how innovative and smart we can be.

It is not important to be positive, it is important not to be too negative.  Get it?

Life is an up and down roller coaster, and it is going down right now.  Hold on!

Some turn to prayer, drink, suicide and despair.

Others, ‘get physical’ and yell and blare.

Most will accept help, happiness and care.

Rape, suicide, addictions, murder and other crime in society!

Is there any sense in complaining about the way society allows the individual to be harmed?

Is it silly to blame institutions for our problems?

Why can’t we be more compassionate to the victims?

We have media that characterize the problem using rhetoric of lawyers.

We have professionals claiming it is not their problem.

People are getting sick and tired of all the abuse.

Sociologists tell us to give the victim a voice.  And they engage us to help with their study.

Whatever happened to the religious ethic, ‘love they neighbor’?

Is it obsolete?

I say, “Don’t let the mess of humanity jade you from showing a little compassion for yourself, and family.  And by extension we will allow ourselves to learn how to’ love our neighbor’.

Step by step, ours is to question ‘why?’ and to rebuild society in our own image.

Blathering Peace

You need to know when it is right to fight for peace, to be a peace keeper.

You can’t be at odds with the world over a peaceful resolution to your problem.

You make it sound like you’re right and everyone is being violent and non-peaceful.

You can’t stand the peace and quiet.

You are always at me to find a peaceful solution.

You say that peace is a luxury.

You are a warrior clamoring after peace.

Calm, still, silent: you rest in peace.

Quiet time is important:  inner peace.

Can we control ourselves and make ourselves peaceful?

Is there any real peace in me?

My peace is a life time effort.

Peace and Poverty

What?  http://poemhunter.com/poem/peace-or-poverty/.  Poetry  can encapsulate the idea.  Leaders bring inspiration and followers.  Foundations can guide and moderate money.  Yet, people can change the outcome.  If there are enough people, anything is possible.

People are poverty.  There are 500 million in the Sub Sahara alone.  People are peace.  The world has many people who espouse peace.  Where is the work being done?  What are the issues:  http://www.globalissues.org/article/4/poverty-around-the-world?  The global work is mostly done by the west and many individuals do poverty.  No wonder it is described like a disease.  Every one of us has the fear of poverty because we need to work for a solution.  Where and when and who will do it?

Like any issue of conscious, blowing the whistle is the place to start.  Poverty is just another form of abuse that we are all guilty of committing in some form or another.  My favorite is avoiding work.  Or going in debt.  I believe each time I take responsibility for my mistakes I take one more step to a better personal economy.  It helps to talk about the issue and discover the best way to express it.  Being a good listener is important when it comes to identifying an issue that is so painful and abstract.

What are the rules?  I like to think  of the rules of prosperity for a moment.  My good friend use to tell me that it is only money changing hands.  This phrase expresses a whole philosophy around how to be prosperous or how to handle money.  The same is true of poverty.  It may be obvious to you, but sharing seems like an important rule to me.

How and when do we share?  First, I think we have to make sure it is safe and healthy to do the job.  The work is really just another expression of living a healthy life.

So, enough with the empty platitudes.  I need to get back to work.