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:

The Welfare State: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
Welfare: The Political Economy of Welfare Reform in the United States (Hoover Institution Press Publication)
America's Entitlement Society [Champions of Freedom: The Ludwig von Mises Lecture Series - Volume 35]
Foreign Aid: An Introduction to U.S. Programs and Policy
The Wisdom of the Shamans: What the Ancient Masters Can Teach Us About Love and Life

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