ianr1950 wrote:Well done you and others like you but if everybody did that and went into low paid jobs where would we be, so get real. It's great that your elderly father lives with you but I am not in a position to afford a house large enough to house 2 sets of parents who are both in their eighties.
I said lower paid not low paid - I still earn a decent salary and live a 'normal' lifestyle. Trust me, I live and work in the real world.
ianr1950 wrote:I disagree with your assertion that if something is difficult then you still have a choice, it doesn't always work out that way and you are left with only one choice however that is different to the choice you were able to make.
As I disagree with your assertion that because a choice is a tough one then it isn't really a choice. Let's agree to differ.
ianr1950 wrote:People make the choices they make but to get on a high horse and spout all about we can all do it is nonsense.
What does "people make the choices they make" actually mean? Does it mean if they fail to make a choice, or recognise than an opportunity to make one exists then it didn't really exist in the first place? If so that would be errant nonsense.
People fail to recognise that they have choices all the time but prefer instead to complain that some "other", their God, their priest, their employer, their local authority, their government, their family or their social or economic circumstances have disempowered them and they therefore have no choices. In some parts of the world that I've been to, like Zimbabwe, or Burma or Albania this is/was probably/possibly true. In the UK in 2008 I don't buy it.