Thursday, September 17, 2015
He Was Well-Known Locally As A Slacker
Occasionally, reality has to hit some people over the head with a twenty-pound mallet.
Every so often I meet a person who believes that the world owes them a living, that the government should provide them with everything they need or want, and that they should not be expected to have to contribute themselves to their own support.
These are adults, not children, who still believe in a Shangri La where all is safe, serene, and sacrifice free, and no one has to lift a finger to attain anything. They seem to have no idea that eventually life demands a person stop being a full-time consumer (a child) and become a producer (an adult).
This baffles me. How is possible to stay so dependent on those around you? How is it possible to not want to strike out on your own and do something with your life?
It's probably a good thing I'm not a parent.