Quote by Jenny Eclair
I have a fear of poverty in old age. I have this vision of myself living in a skip and eating cat food. It's because I'm freelance, and I've never had a proper job. I don't have a pension, and my savings are dwindling. I always thought someone would just come along and look after me.
This quote highlights the speaker's concern about the possibility of facing poverty later in life. The speaker reveals a fear of ending up in a destitute state, symbolized by living in a skip and having to consume low-quality food such as cat food. The root of this fear stems from being a freelancer with no stable employment history and lacking a pension plan, therefore relying solely on dwindling savings. The speaker confesses to harboring the mistaken belief that someone else would take responsibility for their financial well-being, further emphasizing their unease about the prospect of future poverty.
History teaches that wars begin when governments believe the price of aggression is cheap. To keep the peace, we and our allies must be strong enough to convince any potential aggressor that war could bring no benefit, only disaster.http://www.reagan.utexas.edu/archives/speeches/1984/11684a.htm
As a kid, you see something that you know in your heart is true. Its such a huge hypocrisy that it makes you think, Well, if this is a truth that I know about thats not officially accepted, at least in this country, then how many other truths are there that are under the surface that need to come out?