It used to be, long ago when we were settling this nation (some would say stealing it from the Native Americans, but that is another topic) that we were all responsible for providing everything our families needed..... or we would perish. Food, shelter, protection, medical care, heat, entertainment....Everything! Over the years, we have learned to dole out those jobs to the point that now, we don't need to do anything for ourselves anymore. Just pick up the phone & someone will provide for us & our families.This "Blessing" has turned us into a nation of fat, lazy dependents who can't do anything for ourselves anymore. Toilet leaks
?...we pick up the phone & have a plumber fix it ; Hear a strange noise at night?
....we pick up the phone & have the local police investigate it. Want a Pizza?
....we pick up the phone & have someone else make it.....& deliver it; Roof leaks
? ....we pick up the phone & have someone else fix it; Snowstorm?
....we pick up the phone & have someone else shovel/plow it; Grass grows?
....we pick up the phone & have someone else mow it; House needs painting?
....we pick up the phone & have someone else paint it ; Kids don't obey us?
....we pick up the phone & have a child psychiatrist give them some pills.You get the point.....
I could go on all night!! We try to take no responsibility for anything anymore...We are a nation of "Finger Pointers"..."It's his fault!"...."It's their fault!".....It's disgusting!!
This forum represents one of the few groups I know of where most of us will pick up the phone & "begrudgingly" call for help as a LAST RESORT!
We'll try to fix the problem ourselves & often are the first ones to lend a needy neighbor a hand, when we can help.
(Just look at Freddy.....I'll bet he makes his own TOOTHPASTE!!
The next time someone is running for political office, we should have him/her answer just one simple question: Do you heat your house with a coal stove?