Richard Laycock

El Cajon, CA, United States

About Richard

An idea worth spreading

Treat others as you want to be treated

I'm passionate about

Family, friends, cooking

People don't know I'm good at

Baking

Comments & conversations

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Richard Laycock
Posted 12 months ago
what do you do in your pajamas and bathrobe?
Greg, This post is ironic. I was at the grocery store (Von's) earlier tonight and wasn't the only one in my PJs. Sometimes you just feel like relaxing and if you are going to come back home in 30 minutes, what's the big deal? It's about 50 degrees out right now and PJs are kind of cozy. I think this is okay if nothing is exposed and your hygiene is kept up. Otherwise, how would wearing a dirty pair of jeans and t-shirt, that you may have been sweating in all day, be "okay"?
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Richard Laycock
Posted 12 months ago
Is having a social class inevitable?
Cheyenne, I think these gaps will always be present, even if not created by laws (tribal or civil). As long as there are people that do not like the situation they are in, they will find a way to get out of it. I believe this internal drive is what pushes people to change their situation. I also believe this drive is influenced by our upbringing. Everyone has their vision of "happiness" and it changes. If someone asked me what would make me happy when I was fifteen, I would have said, "a nice car and a house". Now that I am an adult, my vision of happiness is living away from the city, on a farm, and without money (self sustainable).If we were able to abolish the "gap", we first have to identify it. Would it be the difference between making 100,000 dollars a year versus 50,000 dollars year? Or would it be homeowners versus renters versus those that homeless? How about the size of the home? You see, because there are so many variables to what makes people happy or "fulfilled", how can we truly say what the "standard" is? If we did identify a standard, would we be inhibiting another person's sense of well being? I think there is a solution to this. Everyone should strive to "Treat others as they want to be treated", with dignity and respect. No matter how much money you make, if you see someone starving, buy them a meal or give them food from your garden; better yet, teach them how to garden and provide their own food. If you see someone that does not have a safe place to sleep, offer them a warm bed.