There is currently a lot of talk about poverty and almost a new report each day explaining one or another group of people will be worst off because on the government's response to the recession, portraying it like it is the crime of the century.I would argue that those who talk about poverty are often … Continue reading How much money do we really need?
I certainly hope not! I am unwilling to continue to accept that if a disabled people wants to die, the reason is very clear, their condition. Even if their reason to seen as environment, it is usually assumed to be disability related and perfectly acceptable!I have even heard it been said that the welfare reforms … Continue reading Suicide is normal? (for disabled people)
As far as we can know or understand, we only have one life and I feel we have a duty to make the most of it. I think because I always died at birth and because it could be seen that everything to do is a bonus what how many people expect of me, I … Continue reading Making the most of life
I find it amazing how many people, especially disabled people, will start a petition or go to the newspapers when they have a complaint or concern about an organisation or business, rather than and before directly approaching them in a civilised manner.Right from a very early childhood I learnt that if you do not ask … Continue reading Just ring the door bell
It is interesting how in the world of technology one giant quickly replaces another one. Two years ago the core applications I used for work and leisure were from Microsoft including Internet Explorer and Microsoft Office. Now, I am using Google Chrome and a whole range of applications from this new giant.I like Google because … Continue reading A fan of google
I wonder in the same way society punishes success, whether it also rewards conformity, especially in terms social care and within the context of personalisation. So much is now talked about choice and control but is that what they really mean?When a professional offers service user a so-called free choice in what they live, it … Continue reading Rewarding Conformity?
It is becoming clear to me that we are seeing the end of television as we have known it since the 1930s. By this, I mean this is that we will see the end of fixed 'linear' channels who will broadcast specific programmes at specific times of end day.I believe technological advantages and the increase … Continue reading The end of Television
I feel we have a society that punishes success. By this I mean that when someone is successful in any way, they are pulled down by others and the target of jealously and contempt. I am not referring to bankers as that is greed not success but rather how the tabloids try to destroy careers and how specific … Continue reading Punishing Success
I am very aware that some people perceive my confidence to my arrogance and I think it is worth explaining how I define the terms.I see confidence in a strong believe in yourself and the views you have without unnecessary influence from others. It is a willingness to stand me what you believe in even … Continue reading Confidence or Arrogance
I have believed for a long time that a good lifestyle is a balanced one. Everything and anything can be good for you if it is done in moderation. Also the more you work and experience stress, the more this needs to be balanced by leisure and fun.I have to acknowledge and believe that if … Continue reading A balanced lifestyle