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JDPriestly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-21-10 04:40 PM
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143. You have a strangely egotistical view of the world, ProSense.
People do things together. It's called society.

Social Security is a cooperative way to provide for each other, to provide for those among us who are elderly.

There are just some things you can't do for yourself. One of them, in most cases, is earn your living when you are old.

Something like 50% of people over 65 have a disability.

Your view of the world is warped. Get a life. Reach out to other people. Find out what it is like to love, live and work with others. Sorry to get so personal, but your posts indicate that you must be a rather isolated person.

The fun in life is loving and being with others. No man is an island. That is the truth for each of us. Get off your island. I say that to all who think Social Security is unnecessary or a scam.

Social Security is like a pot luck dinner -- the best kind of social event. It's like Thanksgiving dinner in a big family. Everyone brings a little something and everybody eats from what everyone else has brought. We don't run our whole economy that way. It's something very special that makes a society, a family -- the sharing.

It's no different than paying insurance or anything else in which chances are you may bring more than you take away. Good heavens, how could anyone grow up with this basically antisocial view of life?
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