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 he’s in trouble, and he’ll remember you when he’s 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:

The Little Red Book of Wisdom
State-Sponsored Inequality: The Banner System and Social Stratification in Northeast China
Foreign Aid as Foreign Policy: The Alliance for Progress in Latin America
From Poor Law to Welfare State, 6th Edition: A History of Social Welfare in America
Let's Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir

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