Mudcat Café message #1033007 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #63553   Message #1033007
Posted By: McGrath of Harlow
10-Oct-03 - 07:28 AM
Thread Name: BS: Benefits/Welfare.
Subject: RE: BS: Benefits/Welfare.
It always puzzles me, why are so many people who are comfortably off so mean when it comes to this kind of thing? Face to face I'm sure many of them they are decent enough and generous enough. (Though the old saying "It's the poor that helps the poor" is still true enough, as I've found any time I've been it collecting for charity.)Is it that people need to have someone say "Thank you" to them personally, as a kind of instant reward?

Or is it that once you accept that hard times can hit anyone without it being their fault, it gets a bit frightening looking into an uncertain future, and it feels more comfortable to assume that people only get hard times because they are lazy and good for nothing?