What fuckin' good is that?


Many moons ago, when a friend lost his job, all of his friends - myself included - tried to come up with ways for him to improve his situation:

All of that, and more. Most of our suggestions were greeted with a "yeah, that makes sense" that you know went in one ear and out the other, or they were met with excuses and dismissive resistance. When I suggested to him that he might want to volunteer (and I won't go through the many reasons I gave him why that was a good idea), all I got for my trouble was this: "What fuckin' good is that?"

What fuckin' good is that? Well, let's see. My years of volunteering in health-related organisations, and as a window dresser for an arts organisation, got me a job interview at a retail outlet in a hospital.

That's what fuckin' good volunteering is, in direct relation to employment opportunities, and even looking employable at all.

... and that's aside from the good you do for others, and yourself, in other ways.



2012 10 16 - 21:23

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