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:

Poverty and Famines: An Essay on Entitlement and Deprivation
The White Man's Burden: Why the West's Efforts to Aid the Rest Have Done So Much Ill and So Little Good
Regulating the Poor: The Functions of Public Welfare
The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom (A Toltec Wisdom Book)
Family Problems: Stress, Risk, and Resilience

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