Making demands

Everybody wants things. That’s normal. I want some peace and quiet to finish a cup of tea before it goes stone cold. I know I’ve got two chances: Buckley’s, and none!

But some people seem to want things even more unreasonable than a hot cup of tea. More than want: demand, and expect.

A sentiment I have seen recently expressed several times is that banks are evil. Banks are evil because they won’t give large loans to people on limited incomes. Banks are evil because they don’t help out parents. Banks are evil because they charge interest and impose fees. Banks are evil because… well, because they make sound business decisions in a capitalist society, apparently.

I boggle at the notion that a business should be required to be charitable just because somebody feels themselves to be deserving. You might be Mother Of The Year with nine officially gifted children, but if you’re living on Centrelink payments I don’t see why a bank should trust you with their money.

The world does not operate in a way which is fair or right or just. I believe that anybody over the age of sixteen should be able to grasp that. You might not like it, and yes you’ve got a right to complain or – even better – to try to change things. But I’ll tell you this for free: you’ll never get anything just because you want it.

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2 thoughts on “Making demands

  1. Awanthi Vardaraj says:

    I’m constantly amazed at people who feel so entitled that they expect their governments to pay them for just existing. India has more than a billion people; if our government did all the handing out western governments seem to do we’d be nowhere fast. I think it ensures that people work harder, are more enterprising, and never stop trying – because they know that they are all they’ve got.

    It’s not a bad idea to protect people who are in between jobs, but only for a very short period; everything else just gets abused. I think I have mentioned the acquaintance who has been living on nothing but government handouts in style in the UK (white British, before people get any ideas) – he has a very nice flat, a car, holidays twice a year, an iPhone, and a bunch of crap unemployed people in India don’t have. Why? He’s DEPRESSED. *rolls eyes* Of course he’s depressed; idleness tends to do that to you. And how enabling of the government to support his idle habit.

    Oops. I appear to have gotten on my soapbox. *climbs off*

    • stace8383 says:

      *grin* No, I agree – and I AM somebody living on government payments! hehe. I’m a big fan of limited welfare. But I’m not going t refuse something that is offered to me. hehe

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