US Presidential hopeful Andrew Yang wants to rescue society by giving everybody a $10,000 guaranteed income. By coincidence, I was given £10,000 last month – and it’s already transforming my life.
TODAY, I’M SEEING my psychotherapist for the first time in three months – and at last I have some good news to give him.
In fact, I hope he will still recognise me, because a lot has changed since we last met.
Back in the summer, I was a cynical, depressed, old guy who felt trapped in his long-time role as a House Husband and Teaching Assistant.
But now, I feel younger and more hopeful.
I am – at last – making realistic plans about how I can change my life, and am putting them into practice.
I sense that I might return to work, and again reap the benefits – financial, social and emotional – that come with doing a job I like.
And, as a result, I feel suddenly, giddily, happy.
All at once, I am grateful for myriad things: from the beauty of this morning’s sunrise to the autumn splendour of the trees at the top of my road.
I am even pleased that today is Monday, because Monday is the day my favourite podcasts come out.
And what has made the difference to me is – more or less – money.