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GenoHuman t1_itbekd8 wrote

When I was unemployed for almost a year I didn't sit around doing nothing, it was the most creative and productive year of my life, I was writing stories, making game prototypes, reading a bunch of books (which I've never done since), etc... all of that is severely limited when working and you don't even realize it but when the job is gone it all comes back, at least for me.


TheSingulatarian t1_itcfm2y wrote

I would say you are the exception. Most people currently on welfare are women and children, they are not writing the Great American Novel. Some certainly take the opportunity to go to school and learn a new skill but, again those are the exception.