Hey gang, haven't felt very bloggy lately. Sorry about that, will try to make it up to you. So, here goes.
Productive member of society is a phrase I hear alot, like, constantly. To alot of people those that don't qualify as such are barely people. So here's a question, what the hell does that phrase actually mean?
Well, just looking at it I guess it means someone who contributes to society in some way but most just use it as 'employed' so to be a productive member of society you must be employed. Which makes a kind of sense, everyone who's employed produces something even if it's just a service of some sort but here's my question:
Why not just say 'people who are employed'? I'd be fine with being called unemployed, my goal is to be employed and I should work for that but when you add a flowery method of saying 'unemployed' it's kind of a slap in the face. Especially with all the disdain that phrase seems to aim at people like myself.
So, chime in, if you're still out there. What qualifies someone as a 'productive member of society' to you?