Posted by (+70) 8 years ago
So it seems that it comes down to the question, do I try to do the right thing or the thing that I need to do to survive? This question seems to be coming up a lot among people that I know lately. Where is the community, the help, the caring, and the interest in our fellow man (or woman) that makes life livable without having to resort to dishonesty, crime, or outright backstabbing a friend just to survive? Can anyone tell me when the small town atmosphere and idea of helping each other out died? It seems to me that I can't trust anyone in this, my adopted home town of 28 years, any more. I lived in California for a few years and am seeing more and more similarities as the years go by. I moved back here for the friendship, neighborly atmosphere, and helpful people that I remembered from my childhood. Only I find it is rapidly disappearing, only to be replaced with greed, selfishness, snobbery, and people looking down on others because their not as well off. I remember when I was a teenager that our neighbors looked out for us. Our parents looked out for their kids as well. Not something that I see anymore. Now I am disabled, blind, and all around messed up, and I feel as if it is not the safe, caring, and wonderful place it used to be. Can anyone tell me what happened to us? Even someone that is obviously in need of help can't get it here now. Not from anyone, not from the hospital, their neighbors, their friends, the Billings Clinic, not a dentist, NOT FROM ANYONE! Is the world that far gone? Are we that greedy? Are we that worried about ourselves? I wish I could say no to any of those, but I am afraid that that would be a lie. Please someone prove me wrong!!!!