Who do you envy, by IakovosKriegor

Who do you envy?

Well, to answer this simply, I’d say anybody who doesn’t need the disability support pension to survive. Somebody who doesn’t bludge off the welfare system.

I sure wish I could work. After my 2012 ECTs I never went back to work and after my 2017 ECTs I never went back to study.

ECT means Electroconvulsive therapy, otherwise known as Shock Therapy. I am grateful that there are cures to my mental diseases.

ECTs are used when normal medication fails. It is used mainly for acute psychosis and major depression.

I’m 33 years old now. I’ve had, altogether in my life, 8 rounds of Shock Treatment. But none of it has got me to a point where I am more functional than before I got sick.

But I’m just an illness. I might never be able to get back into employment. The last job I had was in 2009 for only 2 weeks. So I am not career orientated.

I wish I could work, so I could give a little tax to the government which has so generously paid my pension for 14 years.

4 Replies to “Who do you envy, by IakovosKriegor”

  1. I wish you the very best this holiday season, especially for 2023. our value is in doing our best, each day trying to be assets to others. your blog offers a space for honesty

    I would be thrilled if you’d write a guest blog post for my site! If you’re interested, here’s the link for general guidelines: https://wp.me/p6OZAy-1eQ

    1. I hope you didn’t read all my blogs. Some of my blogs have a very bad nature about them. My shadow, if you would like to call that.
      I have read online that schizophrenics such as me can have a false sense of entitlement. In Orthodoxy, this would be termed as ‘vainglory’ or a ‘love of honours and praise.’
      I forget precisely what the term NCBI uses for one of my symptoms like that.

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