The Culture Of Dependency

On his radio show today, Dennis Prager said: “There is nothing in life more easily adapted to than being given things for free. And when they are taken away, not only are you angry, you feel like a human right has been deprived. I have a right to that money. The first time people get something for free, they feel lucky. From the second time on, they feel entitled. It makes a worse human being.”

“If you are middle-aged or older, isn’t one of your nightmares that you will be dependent on others? That you would have to be taken care of by others? Then why isn’t it a nightmare to be taken care of by the state? It’s OK because the state is anonymous? I don’t want to be taken care of by people who know me but I do want to be taken care of by people who don’t know me.”

About Luke Ford

I've written five books (see My work has been followed by the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and 60 Minutes. I teach Alexander Technique in Beverly Hills (
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