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Saturday, October 19, 2013

Take Your Shame And Shove It!

Hello again Lovely Internet People!  What should we talk about today?  I know Mother has been pretty bitchy with her postings lately, perhaps we should take a different approach today.  Naw, bitchy is fun, I think I'll keep at it.

I managed to chase a whole bunch of people off of my Facebook Page again yesterday.  Actually, both my main Pages lost followers.  Yay!  I find it terribly funny that people get so mad at me for admitting to being poor and refusing to apologize for it.  They get so angry, assuming that I am "getting something for nothing", and yet they forget that they are on my Page, doing just that.  

No one pays me a dime for all the posting I do, here or there, you all get to enjoy it (or not) for absolutely free any time you want.  And that is okay, but somehow it is not okay for me to be allowed to eat, or see a doctor when I am sick, simply because I don't make as much money as you?  Gee, if you paid me for the work I do for you, maybe I would, didn't think of that now did ya?

I am not sorry that I care far more about making this world a better place for all of us than I do about collecting vast amounts of your almighty dollar.  I refuse to apologize for having a different set of priorities than you, especially since I believe with all my heart that my priorities are correct, and yours are not.  You should really be apologizing to me!  Your ignorance and selfishness are the reasons why I am poor anyway, because I refuse to emulate you.  I refuse to believe that the value of a person has anything to do with their financial status and if you disagree, well, I am sorry, there is nothing I can do to make you use your brain or your heart, and that is your loss, not mine.  
                          
I work hard, every damn day.  7 days a week, 52 weeks a year.  I give back far more to my community than I have ever taken from it.  Just because what I do is not done for monetary gain does not make it any less valuable to the people it helps.  Just because I don't choose to participate in an established organization in order to help others, doesn't mean I am not helping.  I am who I am, and I do what I do because of it.  I don't ask for anything in return, but I do need to survive in order to continue doing it.

If you think poverty is something to be ashamed of, you have come to the wrong place.   The only people who should be ashamed are the ones who cause the poverty, not the ones who endure it.  I am not poor because I am lazy, or lacking in intelligence or work ethic.  I am poor because I just don't give a shit about money.  I care about people.  I care about learning.  I care about helping people learn.  I care about Love.  I care about a lot of things, but I do not care about money, or appearances, or what you think of me.  Not even a little bit.

You can curse me, condemn me, mock me, or vilify me as you choose, but you will not change me.  Many before you have tried, and failed, as miserably as you will fail.  I am who I am for a reason, and I am here for a reason, I have a purpose and a mission, and just because you cannot understand it does not diminish it in the least, it only diminishes you in your refusal to open your eyes and your heart to the world around you.  And that is not my problem, it is yours.

Until next time ...                                          
                                     
                                       

2 comments:

  1. Damn rights! Whoever said that is a selfish, whiney prick. Money has nothing to do with living a full life, and being satisfied with yourself. It is in a person's actions that one can find their purpose.

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  2. Really not sure why anyone would de-friend you.

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