Subsistence as described by Encarta is the condition of being or managing to stay alive, especially when there is barely enough food or money for survival. This is what I think about when I think about subsistence. Our country although has taken it to a new level and it is to allow people a fairly comfortable existence without any productivity and that is a travesty.
Most of this country’s laws on public assistance were originally designed as subsistence and have grown into a new art form called socialism. We should help people who cannot help themselves based on a set of criteria that is nominal at best. We should not allow people to starve to death. Subsistence means providing people with nutritional survival and protection against the elements. The money we spend on subsistence would be better used and even return with interest if we would offer bare support while educating and retraining people into a productive, lucrative and enjoyable careers.
I believe that we should offer people bare necessity and unlimited opportunity instead of unlimited necessity and bare opportunity. I guess the reason I am an Apathologist and most of the planets professionals are Pathologists is because I think the answer to everything lies within us and not outside us. Our job is to help guide people their authentic self and their spiritual center that holds the answer to all things. The key to a person’s success lies in their ability to provide themselves with their heart’s desire and not to settle for less than that. Settling is a sin.
I was talking with a friend who knows a person who receives military disability in the amount of over $4000 p/month. I believe that when a person cannot continue to live a certain way they must revolutionize their lives. We should offer them anything that will move them forward and nothing that allows them to stay where they are. They should use their adversity to improve the quality of their lives and not to feel sorry for themselves and become a burden to society. I used to feel sorry for myself until I was guided out of the valley of death and led to the sunshine of opportunity.
I don’t have problems I am constantly willing to help people off the bottom and support them toward the top. Their own dreams provide them with the map and directions. We should support a person’s abilities at all cost and quit supporting people. Apathy is the prime cause for depression. People who have something to live for are seldom depressed. This is why I always try to remind you…
Your Life is PERFECT!
Dr. Randolph Ek, Mpsy.D.