We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Older people love younger people. I see a child and I see such potential. I see a young man/woman/couple and I see a wonderful life ahead of them. I see great happiness in parents and grandparents. But the wisdom I garnered in 77 years is very difficult to share. The young think they know it all, even the middle aged think they do. It is what I learned and what I know that rejects the argument from the advocates of the poor. I know "poor" people who buy one or two cups of $5 coffee everyday but are always late on their bills and choose not to insure their vehicle. Most "poor" people I know screwed around in school and never graduated, do drugs and alcohol and have children out of marriage.
Giving advice is easy, getting those who most need it to listen is next to impossible.