The importance of a strengths-based approach
Encouraging "Lazy" Adults won't be a problem if we go with the Flow
Our view is that perceived "laziness" is often the absence of "flow" or it is "too hard" or "too easy" or what is often the case some of it is "too hard" and some it is "too easy." Of Course, being able to act with integrity is pretty important, too.
We've just really wanted to believe that people magically didn't need significant support after age 18.
AND that just hasn't turned out to be the case, especially when one doesn't easily fit into the dominant economy.
We would respectfully submit that there is more going on here than we often seem to recognize:
A lot of people with so-called " invisible disabilities" may have some pretty high level abilities that need to be challenged while at the same time have weaknesses or disabilities that need to be accommodated/compensated for.
Further, there are opportunities to expand the economy with even more creative ideas to build on the strengths and compensate for the weaknesses of those we have traditionally left behind.
So here are our various bottom lines:
We need a "Strength-Based" Path to the Economy for Everyone, accommodating for disabilities where necessary
Flow: a balance of "challenges & skills"