I’m tying to avoid the welfare issue because it’s a little off topic, but I’ll touch on it once. Being on welfare, you can be free and independent in the sense that you are not tied down to a dead end job. You are free to pursue whatever causes you wish to pursue, and really enjoy life with the limited funds you receive. While working, you might be able to afford more, but then you give up a certain amount of freedom and independence by adhering to a work schedule. There are positive and negative aspects of both. It really comes down to what you choose for yourself. Being on welfare doesn’t necessarily imply that you sit around and do nothing all day. There are tons of productive things you can do with your free time depending on who you are. Especially if you’re a writer or artist. You have more time to concentrate on research and writing. A scientist or inventor wouldn’t have to worry about working, and create inventions that could benefit everybody. The director of “Sense and Sensibility” was out of work for a number of years being supported by his wife. Does that mean he sat around and did nothing? No. He used his free time to become one of the world’s best directors. There are tons of examples of what a person could do if he didn’t have to work. What would you do if you had just enough money coming in to pay for your bare expenses? Some people would choose go to work instead. Perhaps they prefer to have more money, perhaps they enjoy their job, or whatever. Others would choose not to work because they don’t want to be tied up. Perhaps they wish to use their free time to fully concentrate on planning and starting a business or something. Weather or not you choose to sit around and do nothing is irrelevant anyway because it doesn’t mean you don’t deserve support. Some people might sit around, and do nothing. That is their business. If they choose to do so, there is a reason. People with low motivation are products of stifled environments. If people were provided with adequate provisions, and a proper nurturing environment, they wouldn’t be so inclined to do nothing all day. There are certain benefits of being on welfare such as Medicaid. You could have a great job, and still never receive the benefits that you can get with Medicaid. With it, you can see a doctor anytime you need to. Checkups, dentists, eye exams, etc. You can see a psychiatrist weather you’re nuts or simply having some personal problems. You can go to the chiropractor a few times a week for a massage. You also receive over-the-counter and prescription medicine as needed. Another benefit is that you don’t pay taxes. Taxes pay you! lol. Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image!