Monday, February 4, 2019

Suicide

So, as a borderline, suicide is an option I contemplate a lot.

As a friend, or as an acquaintance, here is what I want you to do for me.

1. Do not tell me what I need to do.

2. When I ask you to leave me alone, please, respect this.

3. You do not live my life. You have NO right, to tell me that life is worth living.

4. When I do reach out to talk, support me in that.

5. That's all for now. I'm tired. Just let me be.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Social Impact Bonds

This year, on International Day to Eradicate Poverty, I attended a film screening called Invisible Heart, a story of human beings being "changed" on the impact of people investing in social impact bonds.

If you have not seen or heard anything about it, you can view the trailer here: https://youtu.be/cqpbMAW484w

As a person who lives in poverty and struggles with mental health challenges, I am deeply concerned with this way of thinking of ending poverty in Canada, and in the world, quite frankly.

I was disgusted by how social impact bonds treat those children, parents, and people who live in poverty and in homelessness, thereby, continuing the cycle, of making the rich, richer, and making the poor, poorer, and not giving them a voice.

I urge you to make your own decision on it though, and then have a healthy discussion of why you think this can be impactful for society, and discuss with those who live in poverty, why think the way that they do.

I don't see this being a solution. But becoming a bigger problem, to society in general.