I have only paid into the system for 35 years so you’d truly think there’d be some level of assistance.
Do you ever feel any sort of control in this world or is it just an illusion? I kind of feel like there is no control. Actually, it is hard to even recognize the marvelous country I thought I knew. There is way too much distrust, lack of caring as well as anger. It’s as though it has come to be a free for all of grabbing as much as you can without worrying about anybody else. That just doesn’t seem at all like the country I was born into as well as taught to appreciate and respect. I can remember working for numerous companies who I legitimately believed considered me as well as my family in their strategic thinking. I have no such illusions these days in the least. The most I am able to control now is the temperature control in my home so that I can adjust the heating and cooling machine. There have been all kinds of cuts to our budget so that we can stay nimble as well as be able to make it through the economic wasteland of the last 10 years. The people I was with and I have been hit severely hard where I live. There is no more manufacturing or blue collar work available. I had been clinging to a directorial task for a number of years. But, that ended about a year ago when I was unceremoniously let go because of some type of restructuring in the company. It simply boggles the mind. And forget about asking the government for help when you are struggling. I have only paid into the system for 35 years so you’d truly think there’d be some level of assistance. But no help with health care or anything else. The people I was with and I are doing the best we can but it is just so miserable. At least I can still be relatively cool in my beach residence with the A/C while in the Summer. When is the climate control system getting taken away?