Help A Man…

Sometimes referred to as part of Scottish Wisdom and meant with all humor, this blunt statement carries with it a great weight of vastly unpleasant truth.

Help a man when hes in trouble, and hell remember you when hes in trouble again.

I think that what humor it evokes is of the “you either have to laugh or cry variety.”

It’s true though; more often than not, the result of helping is man is that he’ll first turn to you the next time he believes that he needs help – and so the cycle of irresponsibility and dependance begins.

Related Reading:

Welfare for the Wealthy: Parties, Social Spending, and Inequality in the United States
The Economics of International Development: Foreign Aid versus Freedom for the World's Poor 2016 (Readings in Political Economy)
Wisdom: A Compilation of 269 African Proverbs
The 50 Funniest American Writers*: An Anthology of Humor from Mark Twain to The Onion
Building an Opportunity Society: A Realistic Alternative to an Entitlement State

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