Originally Posted by midwinter
Let me get this straight. You are claiming that if you are required to help out with someone's subsistence
living, that would be tantamount to "making someone else's lot in life easier than my own"? And you're arguing with me on an Apple discussion forum while you are simultaneously claiming that you are only barely sustaining your own life?
Sure. Isn't having something handed to you easier than earning it yourself?
Sheesh, that's painfully obvious.
And the "fuck off and rot" is crap. I suggest they work hard and earn their living. They get a free education in this country - use it, put it to use. If they refuse to do that, well, yeah, then they can fuck off and die, for all I care.
The idea that any single person is entirely responsible for outcomes is the purest hubris. You could be hit by a car tomorrow and become unemployable, uninsured and facing medical bills that would keep you in debt for the rest of your life.
And I could die from a heart attack and go in a second - who should take responsibility for that? It's life, get a clue - you're born, you work hard, then you die. If you can have a bit of entertainment between here and there, great! If not, oh well, such is life.
In fact, facing the possibility you outlined, I should save for that as a possible eventuality and taking from me to hand to another increases my risk.
In your world, a person in that circumstance should simply be discarded
If they don't scratch their living from the earth, same as me, then that's their responsibility. They discard themselves.