Swimming against the tide (with your hands tied together).

@samson1 (738)
Jamaica
March 6, 2012 10:11am CST
Have you ever been a 'victim of circumstances' at least once in your life? If yes, consider this scenario carefully. Suppose you know someone who is placed in an 'awkward position' whereby this person is forced to challenge an established system that- by default - is stacked up against this individual such as; a procedural action that may affect their credit rating in a financial system, or mandatory procudures of a disciplinary hearing at work that could get this person fired. To compound the situation, there appears to be two sets of rules dictating how the justice is applied; and its application is dependent on this individual's economic and social status, or their lobbying skills. Even when legal advice is secured, this person may still be placed at a 'dead end situation', whereby he/she appears to be helpless. What advice would you give to this individual?
4 responses
@WakeUpKitty (8707)
• Netherlands
6 Mar 12
I've been there many times already as a little kid. I started my life about 14 times all over again. Best things about these situations is that after the shock I start fighting and I am great in finding a solution to problems. So most alive, full of energy I am at these moments/times. My advice? Ask for advice, make up your own mind and goal. keep focused on that goal and don't hesitate to ask others for help! There are more people willing to help you as you think and mostly these are people you don't expect it from (completely strangers).
@samson1 (738)
• Jamaica
6 Mar 12
I like your simple response. Indeed, being a kid, the experiences and the lessons learnt -though significant to this child in their life- would be different from the types of experiences (even of a similar nature) encountered as an adult. There is another important point to remember here, and it is this. As a child, irrespective of the experiences and the lessons learnt, this child is still under the jurisdiction of their parents; who can alter the outcome of this child's experience for him/her at anytime they want to (or feel obliged to). That is what parents are for! Of course, parents can, and usually use their parental previlage to alter children's experinces as they see fit. Anyway, seeking advice from the entire 'population of persons' available is not a bad suggestion at all. Perhaps, the help/advice offerred and accepted may prevent this person from 'drowning' before being rescued from the 'fluid' situation , or cause them to 'free their hands', while in the water. What are your thought now?hink?
@flower21 (766)
• Philippines
7 Mar 12
i never experience yet swimming with my hands tied and if ever get to know a person doing it. i just advice to him that it would be dangerous.but, if he proceed that his problem anymore, since i already give my advise and he rejected. if he truly confident and he could do it then let it be. the test to his self would keep him proud more.
@megamatt (14331)
• United States
7 Mar 12
That is really just part of life as it turns out. There are times where we are thrown into the deep end to sink or swim depending on the situation where we are. It does not really matter what we know, it is who we know and what we are. There are times where you can find yourself bouncing off a certain level and it is hard to really fight against. There are just many times where the economic status is the ultimate indicator. I think that if I had a bit more influence in many situations, I might have had a bit of a better chance to survive. Of course, I had no idea whether or not I would have completely beat the tide, because the so called conspiracy could be just an illusion made by the demons in my mind. There are just going to be times however where it does seem like this is occurring. Just go with the flow and hope that things work out. That is the only method of survival.
• Philippines
7 Mar 12
I don't have an idea but this. He might opt to illustrate his side by an analogy. e.g. 'I prefer a clean wooden spoon than a rusting silver one. Don't give me the silver. You are old enough to understand logic.'