I guess ‘Fair’ is something impressed upon us as children. I’m of a generation where I have an older sister by a few years and had cousins around my age. We all grew up spending time playing together, so the concept of what is ‘fair was instilled in us.
Be fair! Share your toys! Don’t hit your sister! (sorry, got carried away)
But let’s face it, when you’re all grown up, let’s hope the ‘ethics’ that were instilled in us at a young age stayed with us, because that concept of ‘Fair!’ takes on a mute-point because, let’s face it.
LIFE WASN’T MEANT TO BE CHEESY! (Easy)
As an adult, you learn that shit things follow more shit things. There is no one to blame for the bad-stuff.
I have a belief in Karma and some other ‘things’ and I often question if I was an Outright Cow in a previous life, but that can’t be right, I’m rarely a cow in this life, I think perhaps in this life just got
Now let’s talk about the concept of ‘fair’ in the world of funding…. Yeah! Like it’s even a thing?
I’ve heard of stories of people having a house worth $500,000 and other parents of kids with funding making sure their child (now an adult) has a brand new 3-bedroom apartment in some beachside suburb of Melbourne, bought for them.
Now, said ‘child’ will never be able to earn the kind of money required to own such a property, however said ‘child’ has also never lived out of home. Where’s my Goddamn property?
I understand no funding in the world will buy me the great Australian Dream, but still!
Things my NDIS won’t cover and why…..
My monthly appointment to my shrink (OK, Psychologist, but semantics)
I’ve been seeing my chiropractors weekly, weekly, sometimes twice weekly for ten years. Never going to be fixed and because I self-fund, because I had no choice.
So, ergo they consider they don’t need to fund these things.
I didn’t have a need for these things before my diagnosis or my disability and these two things alone, if I hadn’t prioritised to pay for them both, I WOULD NOT BE HERE!
There are many other things I needed the NDIA to fund, but my review is in three months so, I guess that shall have to wait.