Severance pay is a beautiful thing when you need it, but it can have a dark side.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and its essential shutdown of our economy, like millions of others, I was laid off. In a single instant, my world was rocked to its core. Job prospects were dismal and the outlook was grim.
In America, we live in a society where money talks. As I sit here, I struggle to think of a thing that money can’t buy me except for love. Some people claim that money can’t buy happiness.
Those people have never been poor.
Money can buy you comfort, stability, and peace of mind — all driving factors to one’s happiness.
In a capitalist society, money can bring you both pleasure and despair. It is the basis by which we live and die. Because of this, even in the land of the free, individuals often find themselves powerless against, and at the mercy of, large companies with unlimited resources.