Stress and incapacity

Occasionally I feel like giving vent to feelings of anger and frustration in this blog. To be honest, I don’t do it very often, mainly because I am the kind of person who sees things from all sorts of angles. In other words, if there is a dispute or disagreement, I tend to see the other person’s point of view. So – I sit tight and may not even blog about the issue or problem. Alternatively, things get the better of me and I may choose to either hide away from the public eye, or be brave and have my say.

There is an ongoing issue connected with the Government’s budget restraints that affects our Local Authority. Over the last few months I have been involved in a panel making comments on proposals which will directly affect the most vulnerable adults in our community. There has been review upon review, paper upon paper, so why is it that I feel that no-one is really listening to the people who count?

So today, I am screaming inside and now understand something of what happens to people who are made ill by stress.

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7 Responses to Stress and incapacity

  1. Tabor says:

    People who have little economic power are the ones who get kicked aside when the budget needs to be cut. Unless they make noise, nothing will change. Unfortunately, they sometimes need someone else to make noise for them. Do not let this impact your health. Go run a mile or two, lock yourself in a closet and swear for a while, put on some wild and crazy music and dance the night away.

  2. freda says:

    The running a mile made me laugh, Tabor…….. am not really capable, but the dance like crazy – who knows?!

  3. Lyn says:

    I guess politics are frustrating, regardless of where we live. I understand the frustration you express. Makes me crazy!

  4. Marcia Mayo says:

    Amen to all the above.

  5. Mina says:

    Having seen first hand how the today’s local authorities work I fully sympathise with you. In the words of a recent pop song* you must feel ‘that you are pushing an elephant up a hill’. Unless the elephant helps you it is an almost impossible task. Keep pushing and hopefully others will join you and some of the paper writers might even visit the indivuals they are writing about and listen to their views and understand their needs.

    * must stop listening to Radio 2 so much!

  6. Jimmy says:

    I tend to think that quite a lot of political policy on the economy – especially our present leaders – has more to do with maintaining the structures of hierarchy rather than balancing the books. Taking money from the poorest in society to make up for the shortfall the wealthiest in society has incompetently wasted, doesn’t come across as having much in the way of integrity or economic sense. But then again – is it about the economy?

  7. Freda says:

    Thanks for the encouragement and wise advice. It is hard to stay positive, but I do know that what matters is that the poor and vulnerable are able to find a voice and express their own opinions. What I object to most is when those in power do not listen. The next few weeks are going to be difficult for lots of disabled adults in Argyll – your prayers and thoughts would be much appreciated.

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