The transit system is a difficult one. yes you can beat the system in the city by getting on at the back of the bus to avoid paying the fare. But in Westchester not so much, they may stop the bus and request that you pay the money for getting on. Westchester is one of those counties that don't pay you enough to live there which is why it makes perfect sense to go elsewhere. But the problem is that it costs to get to and from work. The 30 day transit card is expensive to only last 30 days in that, it expires 30 days from when you first used the card? When people work temp jobs, things aren't etched in stone so you could be wasting money that you could certainly use to pay bills or for other things. There has to be a solution. No, not going back to Westchester, it's too convoluted in making oppression obvious. Does that make sense? Another words, in their approach they say how does the punishment fit the crime? When you can find an oppressive cell to put it in. Now you see where warped culture comes into mind because you begin to understand what lives are seen as value and what lives are not. When you are in an environment whereby people seek to oppress a person or people then that punishment really becomes a crime of who you to exist to be. Warped culture does not recognized people as all values of existence. We are just seen as castes that can be used for oppressive gain and circumstances of warped value. Unfortunately, some people don't see this action as a crime, in itself. So instead of the original crime, now you have two for which the oppressed suffer for. Which brings me to the problem of the 30 day bus ticket, in difficult financial times, money should not be wasted. The 30 day bus ticket should be allowed to be used for thirty days within the time span of the expiration date on the card and not expire 30 days after the first use of the card. Which means that one should be allowed a typical 30 day unlimited use of a bus/train card as long as it is used within the expiration date. This way money is not wasted and you don't get requests for refunds since the card was not used entirely, due to job loss. When working as a temp you could work where you take two or three buses to work or your job could be within walking distance. When one only makes a dollar or two above minimum wage, the 30 day unlimited cost is quite steep. We know that Westchester makes it so you cannot afford to live there, so why bother working there. The city, with a melting pot of people knows the backdoor routine. The transit system should allow for the 30 day unlimited card to be used for 30 days within the expiration date on the card instead of making it a monthly use. Not everyone can afford to pay for a monthly basis only 30 day card. If this can't be done then hey, allow the back door use because, paying to take three buses to work is costly. I'm just asking for a compromise. Thanks...
I've often said that I would be spared of going to hell since much of my life I didn't make any decisions for myself. It's true, being in the control of elders often times makes life miserable since you basically live your life in a way that often times or for the most part brings somewhat of a gain to theirs. This can really make one dislike people. Think about it! You get all of these elders making decisions and ruining the lives of people for their own benefit or happiness. As a result someone else has to live a life of unhappiness or discontent. Trust me at 53, I don't think I've made too much of a decision in my life as I have said before if I did that things would have worked out somewhat different. As we get older there is a realm that comes in to it all, as they say of choices that affect our future being or existence. Some may not see this as a concern, but others who know that perhaps the deeds they have done aren't warranted to stay behind those heavenly gates if you believe in such a thing. Anyone who generally makes another unhappy for their own intentions can't really expect others not to know. You need to ask if the other individual looks happy? Are they content in their surroundings? Do they seem to enjoy life? Are they living life to the fullest? The answer to all of these questions would be no. And you need to observe the obvious, does that person have the independence they need to live life on their own without assistance from the government? This is how you know other things are being done to alter the life of that individual. If the elders don't want you to have that independence they will cause you to live a life that is difficult in a sense because you cannot afford to care for yourself. The anguish in all of this is very much a sacrifice. I've spent, not in money of course because I never made very much; but in terms of blood, sweat and tears the anguish of almost twenty-five years in this sordid struggle due to others greed,sacrificial,or needy ways. It sucks to be put in this situation because as an adult you're supposed to be in control somewhat of your own life. I don't think I've ever made one real decision regarding it. The good thing is that my lack of success can't be blamed on me. Failure is to those who for the past twenty-five years made this such an unhappy way for myself,purgatory really! Do you have to think about this one? But if there exist a freedom on earth one will be given the opportunity to find their own way and make their own decisions.
I believe there is an old saying that you shouldn't want to change the life you already have. I suppose that is true given the uncertainty or the fact that you not know what type of life you would have had if other things did not require you to do other things. But the real issue I suppose is when you have to do things you don't want to do or when you have to be that older person in life. Yeah, that's it. I think I've said that emotionally I me about 71 years old, so I'm really ready to retire since I will be 72 very soon. Life is certainly a struggle and mine was no different. It's just that there are many a time when people struggle too much or unnecessarily that makes things go from bad to worse. I hate Westchester it's the type of county that is designed for you not to go anywhere else. Which is strange given all of the s----y jobs I've had here. I really didn't go anywhere else. This is an area that is too expensive to live in but there seems to be no decent jobs available to earn a living to live here. Why is that? Westchester has no lack of residences in that they are always building homes and condos or some type of structure for people to come and live there. But when it comes to jobs or employment they don't offer very much. Then of course it becomes difficult to get anywhere else outside of Westchester because, you need to take several modes of transportation to get to and from work or where you need to be. Mount Vernon needs a central transportation hub. I'm going to contact the mayor to get working on it. There needs to be a redesign of the transportation system to allow for people to get to any area of the boroughs, or counties without too much trouble. Yup, the problem here is that things have a direction that does not interest the population of people, the direction is mostly one sided. In that if you live in Westchester then for the most part they expect you to work here as well but if you don't make very much money to work in Westchester then how can you live in Westchester? This county is known for doing every thing they can to keep people at minimum wage standards and the jobs are even that much more grueling. Another words, the city will pay you a monetary value or worth, that enables you to live and not have to depend on people to do so. You do a job and receive your monetary value. That is being fair or at least utilizing the concept of it. In Westchester the concept is quite different, "life makes one whole", as they seem to want to move away from monetary values or concepts and have one do a job based on what they are capable of doing including any burden to create adversity, that's how they solve "the pot and the kettle are still black" routine. So you're doing all of this work and still no monetary value, so you cannot afford to live in Westchester. And given all of the jobs they have to offer, if they say life makes you whole then, it probably does but not in Westchester. The pot and the kettle are still black, but if they want to use crayons as a mode of structure or caste in life, which they commonly do then one has to look elsewhere...
I'm a city girl at heart. I truly am. It's not that I don't think big homes and properties are not nice or even beautiful I just don't feel the connection or that warmth that comes with working and being in an environment that surrounds it. The huge buildings and the properties that surround them in Westchester bore me something awful. Being on a bus and driving through small hut towns and going through highway roads and huge lawns can take the fun out of life. It has been no fun working in Westchester. I don't know why I dislike it here in terms of work but I do. I never had the same happiness that I did while in the city. For once, I couldn't fool myself. Or at least into thinking that I would be happy just getting up like some hick and catching a bus not to far from where I lived to go to work, and having to navigate the bus system along with walking on highways and roads to get there. I like the idea of leaving a building and being done with it. To leave a building or even enter one for that matter among the sprinklers watering the grass in the summer and the icy sidewalks in the winter make being on large properties a nuisance. It is expensive to work in the city and there are times when you do like that quiet so working in the city has to be really considered since there are so many people and even as much traffic with all of the cars, trucks and everything else going on. But I hate working in Westchester and I have been miserable in working here for a long time. I just have no love in working in Westchester. No, I don't want to look around some huge property surrounded building. No, I don't want to buy some expensive food as if the prices of things don't compete with the city. And no, I don't want to go outside and chat with the locals. It's just a matter of time, space and distance. Yup, I feel pretty far away while working in Westchester. Things are much too spread out and not connected enough to really get any place without either walking in addition to taking transportation or taking an expensive cab for which I am not about to do. I live in Westchester, but hate working here, now what? The commute to the city is expensive, let alone the three buses I would have to take or two and including a train somewhere to get to many destinations. The only compromise or halfway solution to this is to find one of those jobs that allow people to work from home. I can do that. What's the difference, I mean I live in Westchester? I don't have a want to commute or go to any of the other towns here of course unless I have to. I need to find a company that offers work from home solutions, as far as I'm concerned I've already worked and really want to retire. Any suggestions...
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