Speaking of community service...

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-16-2010
Speaking of community service...
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Tue, 12-07-2010 - 1:07pm

I'm curious, how old were you, when you first started serving in your community?

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iVillage Member
Registered: 01-15-2006
Thu, 12-09-2010 - 6:47am

if people who aren't paying their bills are ppl who quit jobs they hate then that's sad.

 

iVillage Member
Registered: 02-24-2010
Thu, 12-09-2010 - 8:42am

And that it's good to look down your nose at unfortunate people who don't love their job but keep working because they have to? That's just sad.

My parents were wonderful and taught me many of life lessons and one was the value of hard work and responsibility.

“Clearly," said Arthur,"you're an idiot- but you're our kind of idiot. Come on.” 
― Markus ZusakThe Book Thief

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-15-2006
Thu, 12-09-2010 - 9:14am
ROFL, i'm not the oen who said ppl who love their jobs are lucky, i was just trying to understand YOUR POV there...but FYI, having a job you like or don't like is independent of having bills to pay. of course ppl pay their bills, or they should..and of course there's more to happiness than just having a job you like too, i agree.

 

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-08-2009
Thu, 12-09-2010 - 9:21am

It is lucky.

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iVillage Member
Registered: 02-24-2009
Thu, 12-09-2010 - 9:36am

Not only for the working class, although it may be more starkly illustrated with working class examples. Both my grandfathers had to take over family businesses. Both had different dreams and desires. Both took over the businesses and dutifully and cheerfully did what they had to do.

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-22-2005
Thu, 12-09-2010 - 9:45am




iVillage Member
Registered: 02-24-2010
Thu, 12-09-2010 - 1:29pm

So you do not think people who love their jobs are lucky?

“Clearly," said Arthur,"you're an idiot- but you're our kind of idiot. Come on.” 
― Markus ZusakThe Book Thief

iVillage Member
Registered: 02-24-2010
Thu, 12-09-2010 - 1:32pm

I agree, it is lucky.

“Clearly," said Arthur,"you're an idiot- but you're our kind of idiot. Come on.” 
― Markus ZusakThe Book Thief

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-25-2010
Thu, 12-09-2010 - 2:07pm

I don't recall....I'm sure it was in elementary school at some point with brownies/girl scouts.

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-12-2005
Thu, 12-09-2010 - 6:26pm

We did stuff through school and church for as long as I can remember but never really referred to that as community service or volunteer work. it was just...participation. When I was 16, my parents gave me the choice of getting a part-time job or seeking out a regular volunteering role that appealed to me. That was the first thing I thought of community service/volunteering, for some reason. it was a larger commitment than any of the one day or one week, or one day a month projects I had ever done before, and seeking it out just felt different than the more passive approach I had taken before (someone asked for volunteers and I said sure).

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