Not able to afford to go to a gym

WAS I the only one to feel so incensed by the article on the front page of the Mercury about rewarding drug addicts for staying clean? What about all the young people out there

WAS I the only one to feel so incensed by the article on the front page of the Mercury about rewarding drug addicts for staying clean?What about all the young people out there that work hard in employment just to make ends meet, and are still not able to afford to go to a gym? Will they be given vouchers? I know of many young people that having graduated are still finding it difficult to get jobs in their chosen professions and are working hard to keep a wage coming in, yet are still researching vacancies in their chosen careers when they return at the end of the working day. Do they give up? No, they keep at it because they know they have to help themselves. I, for one, am proud of the way that these young people keep battling on and hopefully they will prove to all that it was worth the fight.I do sympathise that some people are trying to get off drugs but there are lots of agencies out there to help them if they want it. We are not giving out the right message to our youth. In the news this week we have heard that parents will be rewarded for getting their children to go to school and in Scotland they are paying people to stop smoking. Where will it all end?SUE MATTHEWS - Burnham Drive, Bleadon Hill


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