I just wasted half an hour of my life talking to someone on FB.
There are some people who have difficulties despite their best efforts to make ends meet. They might be handicapped in some way.
So? What to do?
We should help these people.
However, there are those who are physically and mentally whole but are complaining day in and day out. These are usually the ones who keep asking why must they pay for this and why must they pay for that?
They want free education.
They want free transportation.
They want free medical attention.
They complain until sometimes I run out of patience.
Wah! A poem?
Not bad, AK!
We are familiar with the saying "there is no free lunch in this world". If lunch also cannot be free, how can education, transportation and medical attention be for free?
Hey, AK. Why not? In some countries in Europe, really got such free things!
Alamak! Then, AK is the stupid one lor. Cham liao.
AK not stupid.
Do these people think that the lecturers and tutors work for free?
Do these people think that books grow on trees and the libraries are manned by altruistic house elves?
Do these people think that the lights and machines are powered by magic and water flows clean and freely from Mount Faber?
All these have to be paid for.
If we wish to enjoy something, we have to pay for it. If we got it for "free", someone else is paying for it.
Providing subsidies for financially struggling families is the caring thing to do but if we are not financially struggling, don't cry father, cry mother.
What? We are financially struggling because we must pay for our car, our maid, our twice a year atas family vacations etc.?
Alamak, so, those tax payers who don't have a car, who don't have a maid and who don't go for atas vacations must subsidise our lifestyle, is it?
So, what do we call people who want everything for free?
Do you need or want assistance?