Especially during this time of year, we are constantly being bombarded by requests for our money to help this person or that person, or this family or that family, or this group or that group. Just where exactly do they think we get all of this money? Most of us can afford to donate a little, but we just can’t help everyone. I have bills and unexpected expenses just like everyone else does. Unlike some people, however, I always pay all of mine in full. I pay as I go – with money that I have earned.
I don’t ask for handouts, look for freebies, run up high credit card bills, or try to negotiate down what I rightfully owe. I always pay a lot and get very little in return. Anything I buy always costs a lot more than I think it will, even counting the fact that I already take for granted the fact that it’s going to cost a lot more than I think it will. Conversely, anything I receive always amounts to a lot less than what I think it will, even counting the fact that I always make the assumption that it’s going to amount to a lot less than I think it will.
Therefore, since I am constantly paying for the goldmine and getting the shaft, I don’t feel that I owe much to anyone. In light of the fact that I am always being screwed over by society, I don’t think I have any obligation to it. Let the fortunate people bear the burden. Let those who constantly game the system pay their fair share once in a while. Let those who have a knack for getting the best of everything give the best of everything some of the time. Just quit asking so much from me.