Monday 19 March 2018

World does not owe us a living

I AM not at all surprised to see two more letters attacking Bill Cullen's recent lesson on self starting for beginners (Letters, February 25).

Young people seem unable to comprehend the level of despair and isolation that was the lot of the unemployed in times past.

Dole wasn't even at subsistence level, new clothing a major luxury, two or three drinks on one of the weekend nights, too costly to bring your girlfriend to see a film and no television to take your mind off the misery.

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