Hard To Feel Sorry

It’s not my place to judge how anyone else chooses to live their life, but sometimes it’s just hard to feel sorry for someone when they complain about how rough things are. I’m not talking about the typical first world problems of no 3G coverage for someone’s smart phone or that McDonald’s serves lunch starting at 10:30 am and you really wanted a Sausage McMuffin with Egg, but of something that keeps coming up among people I know and that’s being broke.

Not broken as in a broken leg, but broke as in not having any money. I mentioned it before, but it just seems to keep coming up and it’s frustrating to watch. I can sympathize with someone who has an unexpected life event that causes them financial hardship, but I have a hard time feeling any sympathy for someone who constantly talks about how life is so rough, but then decides to take a spur of the moment island vacation, or someone who can’t afford to buy groceries, but is out at the bar a few nights a week, or someone who can’t pay their rent, but has the latest and greatest electronic gadgets.

It’s not my place to tell anyone how to live their life, and I’m past offering anyone help who doesn’t ask for it, but I don’t feel sorry for anyone who complains about being broke when it’s entirely their fault.

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