We all live in a society. The formation of societies are the mark of civilized life-forms. Societies serve to increase the standard of living of the individual by having everyone work together. Living in a society is why you don’t have to grow your own food or kill your own meat. It’s why you can drive a car, and probably will never be robbed or murdered. It’s why you were educated, for the betterment of your society.
Societies make us better human beings. They allow us to thrive together, and to have culture.
But, there will always be those people that feel as though they are special. They demand certain things that only they require, but no one else has a need for. These demands will not benefit the many, only the few. Yet, they still demand. They hope that if their numbers grow, their voice will then be louder, and society will listen. Then they may not have to take responsibility for their actions.
**warning – metaphor alert**
If certain people suddenly began shooting themselves in the foot (for no apparent reason), can they demand that their society pitch in to pay for the manufacturing of bullet proof shoes? Because the purpose of a society is to also rally together to help the individual in a time of aid, those shoes will probably be made, at first. But when more and more people are shooting themselves in the foot, and seemingly are not very concerned about it, and demanding louder that the bullet proof shoes be made, at what point as a society do we say “Enough is enough!!”?
At what point do we stop accommodating these people? These people who were not born into the path that they live, but have chosen their path. What is the point in which a group of people within a society become such a drain on it that the society recognizes that it is no longer beneficial to make sacrifices to help them? That always being politically correct about the problem is not going to help anyone?
A society will need to stop licking its wounds, start preventing the problem, and stop coddling those that drain upon it.
Education is key.
Prevention is key.
Accommodation is not.