Shoveling driveways, my ligaments at risk of a deep freeze, I earn my worth.Saving money, temptations of Pinterest, I earn my worth.Studying units, sleep deprivation clawing at the backs of my eyelids, I earn my worth.Building a GPA, drowning in activities and expectations, I earn my worth.Running past my limits, pulling muscles and dragging feet that feel like concrete blocks, I earn my worth.Keeping in shape, tempted by the sweet smell of cookies, I earn my worth. I earn what I own and what I have and what I am and what I want to be, to have it taken away.I save my money for my future and my education and my future kids, to have it taken away.I use my time to build a life, going to work and practice, to have it taken away. People sit on their asses and get things handed to them, and they waste it.Money, and they waste it.Time, and they waste it.Practice, and they waste it. And where are they given such valuable items, even those intangible?The government and people protesting for the taxation of the middle class and the rich who earned their living whether a family member who busted their ass to better themselves or to pass it on for generations feel the justification to take what these individuals and families have earned and give it to the people who suck like leeches off of it and provide no effort in return. Dragging the successful down for those who do nothing, provide nothing, and help nothing. Who can blame the idiocy when it is the government's own fault for not letting these people learn how to earn their own living and the value in it?Who can feel justified in taking the hard earned life from me, the working class, and all of those unlisted people that fall under the self-sustainable title?Who can complain about their lives when they have the ability to improve it, taking hard earned money and life away from people and know that they waste it, yet still be comfortable? People complain about their grades, People complain about their bodies, People complain about their social standings and financial standings,People complain about being below other people.People take from those who don't complain,People take from those who earn their worth.These complainers and thieves are people who don't apply themselves 110%, don't try to make a change, and lessen the value of the money earned by others because they don't understand the value and they never will until they do something for themselves, until the government detaches those leeches. I support my own damn self,How about these other people do the same.
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