I was listening to a radio talk show this evening as I was coming back from spending a few wonderful hours with some of the grandchildren. The host was trying to make a point about “welfare” and “obamacare” and the “dole mentality”. He asked the women if she had only a certain amount of money for groceries for the month and hot dog and steak were on sale which would she buy. She of course said hotdogs because that is what she could afford. He then asked her if someone else was paying for her groceries what would she buy and she said “the steak of course”. Of course? Really? The host also seemed to think this was a no brainer.
Just because someone else is paying for your groceries it’s perfectly OK to buy more expensive stuff? It’s appropriate to take advantage of someone who’s trying to help you? It alright to gouge someone who’s coming to your aid, who’s being generous with their surplus because “hey they have more than they need, I should have some too”?
For those who are confused let me clarify. It is NEVER OK to take advantage of someone. It is never right to gouge someone who’s trying to help you. It is never appropriate to take something from someone just because they have more than you do.
The lack of integrity, the lack of self respect, the lack of compassion that this outlines is stunning. We have lost our ability to think of others, to empathize, to understand. Some of us simply want more then they have and if they can’t get it legally and morally they’ll take it from everyone else.