Someday We'll Know...

And if not... We weren't meant to.

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Remember this as you go through life judging others;

You have no idea the circumstances that brought an individual to a moment in time.  You have no idea why the homeless man is homeless, or the mother using WIC in the grocery store is using WIC.  You do not know that those individuals are in that position because they’re ‘lazy’ and have never worked hard a day in their lives.

Some of us are lucky and some of us fall upon great misfortune.

In 2011 when I was diagnosed with cancer, I was working full time as a teacher.  Even still, I lost 1/3rd of my income that year to cover the surgeries, blood work, follow up appointments and x-rays.

I was lucky to be able to move back home with my parents at the age of 28.  Lucky that I didn’t have children to raise and a house to pay for.  Lucky that I had a full time job that could help may pay the nearly $10,000 in medical expenses. LUCKY that it wasn’t much worse.

Not everyone is so fortunate.

And you do not know who those individuals are.  They don’t go around with signs on their chests announcing it to the world.

It is not our responsibility to decide who deserves a little help every now and then.  It is not our responsibility to judge everyone in this world for falling on hard times.

I know many will argue that It is also not our responsibility to take care of everyone else… and I know that’s what angers so many individuals into wanting to toss out the entire ‘welfare’ system…

But just remember…

It could be you someday.

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The future is scary, but you can’t just run back to your past because it’s familiar. Yes it’s tempting, but it’s a mistake.

— Ted Mosby

And on that note… screw you HIMYM writers.  Because that finale went against EVERYTHING Ted said in that moment.  Everything.

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