We have a responsibility to help
RE: Don’t expect me to pay for your problems (Jan. 24)
What a selfish and unempathetic position! In case you haven’t noticed, all of Burlington’s citizens, as well as all other inhabitants of our world, are members of our precious human race. In our society, humans have the freedom to choose where they will live. At times, some of our very close neighbours fall on hard times. During such times reasonable humans who empathize deeply with their neighbours have banded together responsibly to help out those in need as best they can.
Although I can cite many other situations, we need look no further than the Syrian refugee crisis. Our governments and many of our sympathetic and empathetic citizens and institutions have opened their hearts to these afflicted people. Misfortune can also visit you personally at any time. Let’s hope and pray that this never happens. But should misfortune befall you, many of the lowly citizens that you complain about will reach into their pockets to help prop you up, out of their meagre resources. Respectfully, I submit that you do have a responsibility. Carmen Frosina, Hamilton