About 1900 years ago, a teacher named Paul of Tarsus sent this advice to the Christians who were in Ephesus, Turkey:
“He who steals must steal no longer; but rather he must labor, performing with his own hands what is good, so that he will have something to share with one who has need.”
To this I would add my two cents:
Don’t wait for the labor to come to you; go out and find it. Find some work that needs to be done in your community or city, then go out and do it. Don’t wait for some gov.agency to bail you out of your downhill slide. Rather, find some folks nearby that you can work with, hook up with them, and then go out and do what needs to be done to make your community or city, your/our world a better place.
Your effort will ultimately improve you as much as it benefits them.
Times are hard, but that’s no excuse. Get busy before this thing goes down, and you with it. Your personal responsibility is the fertile raw material where “individuality” so disdained by liberals intersects effectively with “collectivism” that is dissed by the conservatives.
Try to be the middle ground where everybody else is missing it. Somebody needs to. Be the missing link.
Listen: Underground Railroad Rides Again