Did you write this yourself, vil, or did you read it somewhere?
As far as know, I amonly an ardent reader and a might-have-been student. I make no pretence to be a writer.
I hope, I have right to look round now and then, as well as to have right attitude towards happenings round about, to take up a critical attitudes towards some of them, and to put into words my point of view. It makes little difference whether you have a liking for it or not.
Look about what is happening in the old, good England nowadays.
In my humble opinion some 'means of existence' doesn’t mean “sufficient means of existence”.
shiftlessness 1. lacking in resourcefulness ; inefficient 2. lacking in ambition or incentive ; lazy 3. irresponsibility