I am one of the poor and stupid people who sit around at home.
Not by choice, but by circumstance obviously.
I've never actually had a career as such and didn't get to finish school or go to college. I was abused throughout my childhood and my lack of education and opportunity were just two of the many consequences of it. Shortly after leaving school at 16 as a self-harmer with two suicide attempts already behind me - and without being allowed to sit my exams - I then regularly slept rough and became delinquent more or less.
I've had jobs of many different kinds, but never a career. Unfortunately, I am now far too unwell, but I have tried my best despite the Lyme. Only a couple of years ago I collapsed while away on an induction course for a new job in the construction industry and was taken to hospital by ambulance! I lasted almost a year in that job, but was frequently dizzy and absolutely all over the place. I tried again at a company that sold roofing products, but it was the same story. Far too unwell both physically and mentally and I was a liability.
My final attempt at working ended in April this year. A friend got me a job in his factory where I ran a machine for terrible wages. Despite me thinking the very basic nature of the job would be something I could cope with, I frequently collapsed, had dizzy spells and could barely stand half the time. I lasted 3 months.
I'm hoping to work again if I can get better, but it's not even on my radar at the moment. If I do recover I will probably look into some kind of online business that requires very little physical effort.