UK: 25,150 Confirmed | 1808 Deaths
Hello. My name is Troy. I'm on the tip of the tail end of my 20's and am currently unemployed. Not because of the corona-virus but because I was sick of working my ass off for 12 hours a day just so I could afford to pay my rent on a flat that was about as roomy as a shoe box in central London. So one day I decided to quite my bar manager job, move back in with my parents and spend some time doing the things I love again. This included activities such as reading books, drawing, playing guitar, going to shows, travel and other such endevours. I even managed to find myself a girlfriend. I'll be honest she sometimes annoys the shit out of me but after a string of bad relationships and shameful one night stands its nice to have something stable that for the most part makes me happy and its an added bonus that she doesn't mind the sight of me naked.
As sad as is makes me having been someone who studied journalism in college, the fact is that the news is generally negative. If it was a Disney character, it would be Eeyore. If it was a Saturday Night Live sketch charter, it would be Debbie Downer. But as so often is the case, the media doesn’t tell the whole story. As country singer Luke Bryan put it “I believe most people are good.”
The Coronavirus pandemic is bringing out the best and worst in the human race. Some people have risen to the challenges they are faced with. They have done it with grace and charity. There are people all over the world who are putting their own lives at risk. And their only reward is that they are helping others through a difficult time. These people are to be applauded, they are brilliant examples of humanity.But there are those who are doing the opposite. They are actively trying to make the world a worse place than it already is right now. Some are giving no thought to the vulnerable. Others are actively trying to exploit them.
Back in the day, a man would say he will do something and no question is asked for reassurance. The reason for this is, if he didn't do what he said he will do, he would be considered untrustworthy and incompetent. That is not a reputation someone who calls himself a MAN would like hanging over his head. A good reputation was like gold to protect and preserve. Sticking to your word also shows dependability and honor.
Oh, it's funny. The first time I encounter men who have business dealings with me, they don't expect a woman.
This whole self isolation and lock down period has certainly thrown life off balance , in more ways than one causing, uncertainty about the future. This future could potentially be uncertain for anyone in a relationship. Predictions have been made about a baby boom and increased number of divorces. What about couples who had future plans, new relationships and existing ones with flaws?
People often ask me why I do the work I do for the community that I live in. They ask why I care. They ask why I would live with just what I need to survive, when I make enough money to live comfortably. They ask me why I reach my hand out to anyone, when not everyone deserves it. It's simple. At the lowest point in my life, someone cared.
His cataracts were so severe, they looked like a foggy San Francisco skyline. His safari hat protected his face from the sun, but the same could not be said for the rest of his body. His skin, brittle and burnt. The lower half of his left leg, nonexistent. Sometimes I try to think of all the different ways he could have possibly lost his leg, and then I immediately restrain my thoughts before my mind wonders off to a sad, morbid place. I don’t want to walk into work sad. Work is already daunting enough without the added pressure of worrying about somebody else.