"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
Last edited by EarlzP; 12-19-11 at 09:18 PM.
especially since so many of them are unwilling to make any effort to take care of themselves
all sorts of people go on public assistance. I remember years ago, we almost had a welfare-to-work person who had a Phd.
we were like.."what??????? someone with a Phd was on welfare????" but it was true.
times are tough, and all sorts of folks need help. my cousin's husband was a stock broker, got laid off in 2008, and had to go on unemployment. I don't think he thought he'd ever be in such a position. but it happens to even the luckiest and most fortunate of us all.