[FoRK] New Benefits of Marriage Study Actually Hints at the Horrors of Middle Age
Gregory Alan Bolcer
greg at bolcer.org
Fri Jan 23 08:36:04 PST 2015
If I truly cared about other's people's children, which I do, then I
would teach them personal responsibility, problem solving, a strong work
ethic, and personal entrepreneurship instead of teaching them to rely on
free stuff at the whim of others.
Luckily we live in a society, even at the lowest rungs of the economic
scale, that has extremely high economic mobility.
That's called teaching people to fish.
On 1/23/2015 8:30 AM, Stephen D. Williams wrote:
> Whether that is a problem that you think needs addressed depends on
> whether you think the world is strictly competitive, whether you feel
> indirectly enriched or diminished by it, and similar philosophical
> motivations. We'll take it as a given that you care for your own
> children and family. Do you care about other people's children and
> people in general as an extended family? Do you feel any responsibility
> to them? Even if we have a lot of resources, we may feel helpless or
> expect waste in trying to help, or feel that other pursuits may have
> better society payback. But we should consider it. And, sometimes, the
> right small pushes can make a huge difference. Sometimes it is just the
> right ideas in the right places that make a difference.
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