When somebody’s nice to you, don’t take advantage of it. You don’t ride a free horse to death.
~ Delaney Sisters, 1994, ages 103 & 105.
I have often heard in state employment the message that the world or the system does not owe anyone anything. This speaks to the prejudice that those in need are “only on the dole”. Yes, there are laws, agencies, and benefits that certain people may apply for and be eligible for. That is true. But, just because we have needs or lack resources, does not automatically make us sponges. Nor, are we necessarily owed anything. It is up to the agencies and their workers to interpret policies and procedures and to determine a person’s eligibility for services and funds.
Today’s Life Coach Action Plan: Just for today, I will apply for those services I feel I need and could be eligible for. It is my responsibility to ask for help and seek assistance as needed.
Note: Please comment below and let me know how this works for you.