Get me a fucking roll-up

Screen Shot 2013-02-26 at 13.54.19These were the first words, when he regained consciousness, of a heroin addict who had collapsed the night before from an overdose and required intensive care, with doctors and nurses having tended him through the night. Dalrymple writes:

There was no acknowledgment of what had been done for him. If he considered that he had received any benefit from his stay, well, it was simply his due.

For

when every benefit received is a right, there is no place for gratitude.

A welfare system that makes no moral judgments thus promotes anti-social egotism.

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