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Friday, February 10, 2012

Confused, about a lot

Posted on Fri, Feb 10, 2012 at 11:44 AM

I am confused. Truthfully I am. I just dont understand whats going on with Canada today. Or Nova Scotia or kids today for that matter. Remember the days when making mud pies was normal? Not having a cell phone attached to your ear at 8 or 10 years old and who wore bras and mini skirts then? Not I. Or do you remember when gas was under a $1 or when power cost like 20% less than it does now? When the little things were important and people were happier and less stressed. When people were able to make it by with less. When flour wasn't $15 a bag. When more people had jobs and were able to afford going out as a family. When strikes meant something and the public could really get it and support it not boo because so many are unemployed or haven't gotten a raise or weekend off in more years then they can remember. When secondary education didn't cost an arm and a leg and your firstborn child. When student loans actually helped pay for your school not turn you down because you work full time at a minimum wage job. When there was a defined three class and the general public could at least claim middle class. When it almost kind of sort of felt like the country wasn't in a recession. When strangers would smile as you passed them on the street for frig sake. I want to know what happened to all of these things because I remember them all and I am only 21 years old. So really it wasn't that long ago people!

I remember when bills could be paid on time and when people didn't have to cut out half their groceries just to make sure there power didn't get cut off. It truly saddens me to see what has happened to the economy in the last few years but even worse the people... children complain that they don't have the newest iPhone or Gucci clothes and parents struggle to pay the bills and feed their children let alone pay for all these new things. I have never seen so many people without jobs or so unhappy. I never thought I would see so many people with university educations working in fast food or that the old age pension may be pushed up even higher than 65. I thought as the world progressed things were suppose to improve instead it just seems more difficult for everyone I have met. Everyone has a sad story or needs help. I never expected or wanted an easy life that would just be boring. I will work hard and get my education with or without help from the government and I will make my life what I intend. But it breaks my heart that every time I turn around I see stress, doubt, and a general sadness caused by life itself these days. It truly does seem like the rich get richer and the poor keep sinking under...

What happened to the world and what have we done to forget the little things and be able to work hard and make it by? I hope you remember that the little things are important: a sunny day, a pretty flower or car, a smile a hug a high five! Friends family and just lending a hand simply because you can. Try and see the positives as hard as it may be right now. I hope the world gets on a better track but either way I still plan on being happy and working for what I want! —Liz

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