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This is what I was trying to say. How do you put a price tag on caring for a friend or family members kids when they are in a jam, teaching someone about gardening to help feed their family, sharing your skills with members of your community? I don't know how many times my husband has helped out a neighbor or friend with fixing something for free. And we have had the same done for us.
We do what we can to help out our fellow humans, and hopefully they do the same for us. Maybe I'm just idealistic.
But I guess in a lot of people's "ideal" world, when one no longer contributes their "share" they are a "burden" on the rest, and should be dealt with accordingly. :
Like another pp said, should we just do away with all the "non-contributing" members of society? The elderly, the disabled, the welfare mom who is buying cookies with her foodstamps in front of you in line at the grocery store?
Who gets to decide which people are of value and which are not?