Labor Day is an important day to the working but to the millions of jobless and homeless what do they do with their lives when their livelihood is gone? It increasingly difficult to earn a decent living for a fare wage. Some reports say it’s only happening to the bottom half of America while others report it is happening to any one at any time.
Cultural fraying, basic ties the keep people connected and cared for
Neighborhoods in which people are without work lack a common purpose, even if it is backbreaking work and wanting a better life for their children. Common goals keep people immune to the infection of breakdown of community and relationships. Right now those trends are reinforcing each other. Forcing people over the hurdle to attain fewer jobs is hitting college graduates, no one is safe.
Control is an antidote, people with choices to make and personal responsibility are more active, productive and will live longer
Because people are happier it leaves the body in better shape to be able to repair itself, cheerfulness leads to longevity.
What happens to the body when the mind is in a dark place
Emotional suffering is painful for the body mind and soul. You don’t just feel unhappiness in your mind, via the stress response stress it falls down through your body, anger, disappointment, frustration, pessimism, heartbreak, grief, and more, rack the body with all kinds of ailment. In fact the body becomes more sensitized.
When you’re unhappy your immune system weakens
Painful and fearful memories get recorded, winded by trauma, it leads to repetitive stress activation, a cycle f depression leaving you feeling apathetic and distracted.
A supportive community as preventative medicine
Relationships are good for the body. Social ties affect your body. The truth is people are aiming to be socially acceptable. The number one barrier to belonging is fitting in. You’ve got people all over ranting about people getting free handouts, and walking away from families on the street in need, but it all boils down to adults and their obligations and being empowered to improve the quality of their life. No one is looking to live life on a free lunch all of the time and those kinds of sentiments do nothing but separate people and cause isolation.
The government and people with jobs and money think they know the unemployed better than the unemployed do. If unemployment gets better they take the credit for it and if it doesn’t then there is finger pointing and blaming the jobless. While the government and the employed may know the names of a few government agencies that help the jobless, the unemployed individual is the best diagnostician. They are the best ones for diagnosing the root causes and writing the prescription to their own dilemma an what needs changing in their own lives. Many people are excited about the idea of partnering in their own direction, the way out of unemployment.
Putting people back in the driver’s seat
It’s time for a paradigm shift. Who is playing the role of educator or doctor for the unemployed? When that is figured out, helping the unemployed to optimize all that American education has to offer will be a snap. Changing the unemployment application to sound like a something from a holistic practitioner inpatient form and having someone capable and actually caring sitting on the other side of the desk at the unemployment office would do much more to help the unemployed than those who are sitting in the office right now who manage to shut down the masses in any form of help by pushing classes and training which come with fees.
And the jobless poor are not all people who are all even able to collect unemployment
Maybe they worked a few part time jobs to make ends meet, maybe they are fresh out of divorce and on the street in the work force, for a variety of reasons the government is reaching all of the unemployed people, there are more out there unaccounted for, and people are falling through the cracks that could use just a little leg up. They want to know how to fish so they can feed themselves and their families, they never meant to accept handouts, and many are still going without because they are too proud to accept food stamps.
If you aren’t down here in the bottom half of the work force you aren’t seeing the truth and the authenticity of what is real in the United State, and what the government could really be doing for people to get them to work or back into a home. The same old programs can’t handle the shuffle or the shift, they are built to.
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