A group for our forgotten class. Personal stories, information and ideas for survival as well as fighting back.
For our brother, Dragonfli.
For our brother, Dragonfli.
I know that life is hard for so many of us right now. That our circumstances often seem impossible. That life, illness, disability and poverty beats the hell out of us and never stops hurting. What I also know though… is that there are heroes among us, here. I have read your stories, I have benefited from your compassionate hearts and your noble minds. I would also like to say that…
When I shared my own story of struggle not long ago, I felt that my life had no purpose. I felt that it was okay to give up on my future, that it didn’t matter. That I would simply continue to exist in poverty and in misery. Many people reached out to me with kindness and compassion, with empathy and wisdom. I would ask that you all share that same sentiment, that same caring with our Brother, Dragonfli.
Dragonfli, who helped give me some purpose when he suggested I host this group. Dragonfli, who has suffered beyond what even I have suffered. Who is feeling, much as I have felt and often feel, beaten by the circumstances. He is on the verge of losing his internet, he is on oxygen that he can only use at night now, he’s stopped taking his medications. (I do not share this with the public on my own – I refer to a post he made earlier)
The wisdom and nobility, the compassion, intelligence… and kind-hearted support I have received from Dragonfli has moved me deeply. It has helped inspire me to keep on writing, to keep on trying to make a difference. Please, reach out to him in his hour of need and ask what you can do to help. He is in desperate need – and we are all brothers and sisters here.
I would address this to Dragonfli personally:
My Brother, you are not alone. In this struggle we may be ignored and forgotten, we may be damned, kicked around and beaten down, but we are STILL HERE. This struggle is not only for you or I, but for us all. In helping you, we help ourselves. In helping ourselves, we enable ourselves to help each other. Let us unite, let us combine and fight this fight until we no longer can. I beg you to hold on, to keep on keeping on, to share your great wisdom and compassion with the world. We need you. We need your voice. You asked me to administer this forum – but yours is as much the voice of poverty and disability as mine. Your heart is such that it can move mountains and part seas.
We need you – I need you. You showed me love and compassion when I was all but ready to lose hope completely. It is in your honor, with the greatest and humblest of respect and admiration for your heroism and dedication, that I endeavor to do the same for you.
I beg you to keep reaching out. To fight for yourself, because that is the fight for me, and for us. It is a fight in which we are combined, united, in which we share one deeply passionate and compassionate goal… to END poverty and the suffering that results. To lift each other up. Please, let me help in any way I can. I can’t do much, but I can write – and I can use that to help raise funds. Let me try. Let me try to pay it forward.
Others here have helped me with their compassionate hearts and noble spirits – and they have also contributed financially. None of us are alone in this struggle.
Please, everyone, reach out to our Brother Dragonfli. Let us all humbly request that he hang on and permit us to help as we can. There but for the grace of God go you or I. I will never accept that there is no way to help such a noble spirit, such a compassionate, wonderful, and heroic individual as Dragonfli. Let’s do this – because he is utterly worthy – because we are all utterly worthy. May the universe and whatever powers exist within it bless him – and all of us.
Love and respect for you all – we are in this together.shanti, FanBoy, GreedKills and 21 othersTorchTheWitch, ThinkingANew, BuySellTrade, TeeYiYi, Rubicon, polly7, Enthusiast, melurkyoulongtime, Utopian Leftist, moonbeam23, share, djean111, NVBirdlady, Downwinder, sabrina, Arctic Dave, bbgrunt, Bluesuedeshoes, Haikugal, Cleita, LiberalArkie like this
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