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Re: politics

Posted by alexandra_k on October 28, 2017, at 19:57:48

In reply to Re: politics alexandra_k, posted by beckett2 on October 25, 2017, at 22:11:31

> Alexandra, I'm sorry you're feeling so cr*ppy at the moment.


> Are you living in student housing?


> And are you okay when you talk about not wanting to live... like that?


I think around 630 or 650 people committed suicide in this country last year. That is in a population of around 4 million.

I don't know how many tried to kill themself, but didn't succeed.

I don't know how many thought long and hard about trying, but lacked the energy / were too afraid of failing to try and kill themself...

But that's just the tip of the iceburg on how many people don't want to live... Like this.

Life is not very nice for quite a few people in this country. A great proportion of people in this country... We could talk about neurotransmitter levels and so on... But that would be a cop out so that we didn't need to think we seriously needed to address the social factors in this country that results in people preferring to be dead than to continue living on in their communities, the way that they are.

There was this thing in the paper yesterday about this guy appearing before a judge... The lawyer saying that basically the guy was committing a bunch of senseless crimes because he wanted to go to jail and get some treatment. This is something we see over and over and over and over again. People drink-driving, particularly. Really going on benders and rampages... People want judges to sentence them to treatment because that's the only way they can get treatment. People want to go to jail because they don't want to live in their communities and there is some kind of hope that they may be rehabilitated in jail.

Of course we have a bunch of people who keep on that people should be treated *in their communities*. And now I need to be careful here, because things (and people) do, of course, vary... But a lot of the time we can't get Doctors or Good Teachers etc in certain communities because they don't want to live in those communities, either. Sometimes... Sometimes you end up with a bunch of volunteers or allied health people whose livlihood depends on people in the communities begging them / relying on them for help. They can sometimes be part of the problem. A very big part of the problem. It's the people whose livlihood depends on people in communities begging for help all the time who have most to gain by keeping people in their communities begging for help...

People just really don't want to live there, like that.

But then you go... If so very many people don't want to live there, like that, then why don't they change the way they live so their lives are nicer?

And... I'm not sure what to say...

I feel like either: 1) There is a sorting process that has failed. So that different people are genuinely happiest living in different sorts of environments (e.g., high stimulus vs low stimulus). Or 2) There is more uniformity in what is good for people / what would make them happier and healthier it is just that...


Hurting people do lash out?



People have gotten to know me, down here. They know that I'm basically clean and tidy and quiet living and hard working and... All the things that you need to assess over time because people don't even attempt to represent themselves accurately / don't know who the f*ck they are, half the time.

With all these people owning all these houses that other people are expected to rent... It shouldn't be that I need to buy my own house in order to have suitable housing... If suitable housing that I can afford to rent doesn't come through for me, next year, then I'll face the fact that this country really doesn't value me, (or people in some sense 'like me') at all.

So, it will be time to look at getting the f*ck out.

I really do want to stay here. I just want a quiet place so I can focus on my work. I don't know how many times I've said it... And how many times I've needed to explain to people that children screaming *is not quiet* - at which point it turns out they were just basically... Lying to me about it being quiet. They were basically just nasty people who lied to me and didn't give a care at all about the misery that would result in me from my moving into a place that wasn't suitable for me to live in.

Something that gets me away from these awful people...

So I can refresh, recharge, rejuvinate...

So as to *genuinely helping them* for however many hours out of every day *that I'm working - for them*. Some home... That is *for me*.

Otherwise... It's just not feasible, at all. Not without psychopathy.

Like how they lied to me... 'Yes, of course, we are doing everything we can to help you...


Rot in your community'.

It really needs to be less awful, here.




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