I’ve got a brother who has completely given up. He got fired from his job. Defaulted on every note he had. Had his car taken away by the bank. He’s now getting aid from the state and is trying to get permanent disability. He’s jumping through all the hoops to get what he can. Once he gets that, he said he can get his retirement from his job early.
He’s able bodied. From all I can see he has just decided to quite, give up. His comment to me was: “We live in a rich country”.
I find myself getting very angry about the situation. I don’t know if he’s depressed or what. I can’t figure it out.
What would your response to a brother like this be? Would you part company with him? I don’t want to enable him in any way. Have any of you had an experience like this with someone?
I guess what really erks me is for instance, yesterday I called and offered him a meal out. (he gets 200.00 a month in aid to the dissabled and 100.00 in food stamps) He turned me down. Said he wanted to watch T.V. :banghead:
I’m at a loss. I really get the feeling that if someone offered him a job right now, he would turn it down.