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Originally posted by Toadmund
If you don't like prison and your family is the mob, slowly disown them.
Originally posted by Maxmars
I think your observation is of tremendous importance.
It will be sometime before we see any serious inquiry into this social 'phenomenon' which I think may be much more important than many will grant.
Our cultural trends in this country are already heavily skewed by the promotion of consumerism and the dissolution of the 'cohesive' family paradigm.
For many its about the baggage and neediness of the family - a reality no one really ever 'signs up for'. Unfortunately, in a world where trust and a 'family safety net' are vanishing, we are going to see a lot of lonely unvisited seniors when the baby boomers become too old to work.