/ Is it True that People in Poland Dislike Charity?
In my experience, Polish people spread their money among their family much easier than Americans do.
This is exactly how it is with my family. My sister helps my parents out by buying them say a new t.v. or something they need for the house every so often, or paying for a vacation. My parents helped my brother out when he was young and in college and they pay for my rent, I use their Internet, and some of my groceries while I'm in school so that I can have time to study and work part time. It is unfathomable to me the distance there is between family members in the current culture. Its a little disturbing to me and that's why I would never marry someone who had a , family situation like that. It doesn't seem right, it would be frightening to be a part of family like that, knowing that they couldn't give two ***** about you. What if you got a serious health problem, or someone stole your identity or you just got laid off? Full time, living wage jobs are hard to come by these days for people in my age category. I would take a mother in law that was a little invasive over a family that was distant from each other any day. You know what I think it is? It's the crudeness and lack of class in American culture. It's the lazy, I don't care about anybody but myself as long as I can sit on my ass and watch ESPN mentality.
As a 16 year old, I had to have multiple surgeries that my parents could not really afford. It must have been like 10 grand in all, the general anesthesia itself for each surgery was like over a grand itself (and it made me sick as a dog, but I had to have it). My sister makes a lot, she would be considered in the upper class, not upper middle class range and she paid for what my parents couldn't without question. We are very tight nit, and we all care very much about each other so we have no problem sharing our money between each other when necessary. If you don't have anyone other than a best friend that you are close to, you have nothing. My extended family is a different story though, we would sue each other, screw each other without question.
If you have a culture where the family takes care of each other, there really isn't a need for "charity" as like a business the way it is now where they want every spare dollar they can possibly squeeze out of you.