Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Living with the Times

Like the clouds that have been covering the sky for the past few days, our environment is gray. A good friend and her kids are being forced out of their apartment by a jackass neighbour. Another friend is going hungry in order to feed her kids because there isn't enough money. Many university-educated young people are having to work part-time in warehouses because they can't find jobs in their field.

And in the meantime governments at all levels are cutting services to the bone in order to balance budgets. Obviously they can't or won't see what's wrong even when the evidence is right under their noses that the system is broken. Something's going to give eventually.

On the other hand, I know someone who's expecting her second child any day now. My eldest nephew is about to finish his PhD and become a full-time teacher. Several other friends are celebrating the success of their businesses. I have to believe that there's still hope for my husband and I to get jobs close to where we live. I dislike the prospect of change even though the world around us is changing so rapidly.

1 comment:

  1. It is true.... So many people are struggling out there to find work. 50 percent of American workers make less than 28,031 dollars a year, and 39 percent of all American workers make less than $20,000. Many families are finding it hard to survive in this recession. The gvt cuts the spending on helping people,....yet they pour millions of dollars into programs which are very very wasteful. If we didn't send so many jobs overseas perhaps our country wouldn't be in this position amongst so many other things