Thought for tomorrow

“But he who did not know, yet committed things deserving of stripes, shall be beaten with few. For everyone to whom much is given, from him much will be required; and to whom much has been committed, of him they will ask the more.”

–   Luke 12:48 – New King James Version of the Bible

“Freeloaders, spongers and neemakharams*, wherever they may roam, ought to be reminded that ‘cost’ may be tangible or intangible  – which even if unfelt individually, often creates unwritten obligations or debt.”

–   Captain Walker (July 2012)

* Neemakharam – a slang term originating in Trinidad & Tobago derived from Hindi, to mean ‘ingrate’ in English. However, the cultural context of the use of the word is partly insulting mixed with a tinge of humour. Nonetheless it connotes someone with a deep sense of ingratitude, and without any underlying capacity for reciprocity.

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