posted on Feb, 5 2013 @ 10:59 PM
I know exactly what you mean, and am currently witnessing it firsthand, and have witnessed it in the past over and over again. I won't get into the
details, but it really makes me mad. I do not know if it is a sense of entitlement, but I think much of the problem stems from capitalism. The fact
that our society is the way it is, and is all about taking advantage of others for profit, means that people without any moral compass will take all
they can, while giving as little as possible. I don't really understand it, and I am of the younger generation, being only 26. But I have seen people
of all ages do what you describe.
My grandma has taken in so many family members and friends who were down on their luck over the years, and every single one of them treats her like
crap. She still will do anything she can for any of them though, and although I have attempted to explain to her why she shouldn't, I think she
believes that being a good Christian means that she is supposed to forgive, etc. Being relatively familiar with theology, I tried to explain to her
that forgiveness and taking advantage of someone are not the same, and that just because you forgive a person does not mean that you keep letting them
take advantage of you. At least that is how I understand it, and that is what I believe. There comes a point when you HAVE to look out for yourself
and your family, in my opinion, because you have an obligation to both yourself and your immediate family before anyone else.