Monday, July 28, 2008
More Proof That Free Handouts Don't Work
The above home was built for a family on ABC's "Extreme Makeover". Now they have let it go into foreclosure because they used their "equity" on a botched business deal. I've heard that roughly 80% of people who win the lottery eventually have to claim bankruptcy. I've also heard that the winners of HGTV's Dream Home giveaway eventually have to sell the home or end up getting foreclosed on. The moral of the story is that people don't appreciate, or have the wherewithall, to use free handouts (bailouts) appropriately and better their lives. People in general are stupid and I've always maintained this stance. And this story is no exception. Our society keep bailing people out, like in the current mortgage crisis, and people will continue to squander the money away and end up in worse situations than where they began.
Bottom line is this, if you don't have blood, sweat or flesh in the game, then you won't appreciate what you're given. Learning lessons the hard way is the only way to prevent future stupid decisions.