The lack of importance placed on family and community. I don't understand it. I don't understand ppl who have issues with their own family, with their inlaws, or with step parents. I don't understand people that do not support their community, who don't shop locally owned stores when possible, that don't donate to the schools, that just are not active in their communities at all. I don't understand where this idea of, it's not me or my kids, or my blood relative so I don't care, came from. I just don't get. And I judge these ppl. I have little respect for them. I would still help them if they needed it and I was able, but I wouldn't go out of my way for them. Those ppl to me seem empty. They seem selfish and completely out of touch with reality.
I'm putting this here because ppl seem to be getting upset and not reading replies, and that was not my intention.
I didn't explicitly outline all of the legitimate reasons for not speaking to family or participating in the community because I thought it was common sense. If your family is abusive or does drugs, of course you shouldn't talk to them. If you don't have extra money or time, then don't donate or volunteer. I was speaking about the amount of selfishness and individualism in this country. It's just as bad as entitlement. Communitites ran much more smoothly and relied less on the government when we had stronger families and communities.
on Oct. 6, 2013 at 7:40 PM