The advisor in the Job Centre was delightful and very supportive of my wish to become self-employed. I found myself having to shut up about justifying myself as it wasn't necessary. I am asking for what is rightfully due to me - and how many people have I advised to do likewise in my previous roles as Carer Support Worker and also Advocate!?!
The faceless 'system' however, does not have your interest at heart and is wilfully stealing, cheating and generally scamming the populace which includes YOU. Be very aware of this.
So take the approach of preparing for battles where there are none - by that I mean get informed and understand what is going on right now. Find out what you can do to protect yourself, your family and your community by networking and cooperating on a local level. The martial arts approach of using one's skills for defence only is imperative here. Dont buy into the drama but stay vigilant.!!! The phrase "be in the world but not of it" is an absolute must in these times ahead.