hooknline wrote:Katherine. It's good to hear to good outcomes too.
I'll shut up now III
I'm all for a society that helps each other. The incapable should be helped by the capable... But it has to be met on a need by need basis with the capable and incapable looking each other in the eye to assess each others needs and abilities. Help needs to come from churches, neighbors, freinds, family, and not a blanket program where if you learn how to manipulate the standards then you're in. There are a whole bunch of people that I know who are legitimately poor that I would hand a packet of garden seeds to and point at their front yard and they'd be set for life(as long as I keep giving them seeds)but they've never had the idea of producing anything for themselves so they wait for someone to bring it to them. They want what I have but they fail to see that I turned my front yard into a garden a long time ago and I can afford grocery store food...meant both figuratively and literally.
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Commercialfarmer wrote:backhoeboogie wrote:3waycross wrote:I am gonna disagree with you Boogie. I have come to the conclusion that sometimes it's nobody's fault. Both of the kids I mentioned came from 2 parent families that were middleclass, reasonably successful, and highly involved with their children. Sometimes shyt just happens!
You have a point. One of my daughters has attained a very high level of success. The other one came from the same environment. You tend to beat yourself up wondering what you did wrong and never put your finger on it.
You see kids coming out of terrible situations of a family who make it good in life. You see kids with a silver spoon throw it away.
In my heart I know I did the right things. Still there has to have been something that could have been done at some point to have caused a better influence on her choices. I tend to hold myself accountable.
Yep, Free Will means that they are ultimately responsible for the choices they make. I have a couple of young ones, and I hate knowing that I will have to let go some day for them to make their own mistakes. Makes you wonder if God looks down and feels the same way sometimes?
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