Unconditional / conditional

Conditional is good, unconditional is bad


These look promising

  • https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=entitlement+self+esteem+earn
  • Eberstadt, Nicholas: A Nation of Takers: America's Entitlement Epidemic
    • from Amazon reviews:
      • "…data such as from Charles Murray (Coming Apart / In Pursuit) and Robert Putnam (Bowling Alone) is depressingly convincing about the harm to people and communities already caused by this fundamental shift to a culture of dependency and entitlement……….the key point that our entitlement focused system is killing communities with kindness as its golden traps catch good people in otherwise avoidable and corrosive dependencies………..In a tragic, insidious vicious cycle of good intentions, our present society makes it harder for good people to make that contribution. Defining remote government as responsible displaces communities and deprives the flawed individuals in them of the opportunity to contribute, even as it deludes people into believing that helping is the role of government rather than their own. Worse, any help received becomes but their due and warrants neither gratitude nor an honourable struggle to pay it forward………….We each came into this world as infants, at first utterly dependent on help from families and community. Gradually, we learn to contribute until we reach the point where we give more than we receive. We all need help, all the time, but in spite of unprecedented prosperity we allow fewer and fewer among us the dignity of being net contributors."

Unconditional is good, conditional is bad

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