Watching the news about the Quebec student unrest makes me wonder what kind of country we live in. For some inexplicable reason, they think they are entitled to either a heavily subsidized or free university education.
And that is what makes me question where this idea of being entitled to so much because of where you were born comes from. Our ancestors who came to this country did not have any free ride. I remember stories from my grandmother who was a homesteader in the early 1900′s. If she didn’t shoot a rabbit or partridge off the back porch during the day, there was no meat for supper, and sometimes no supper.
And there was no such thing as social assistance back then. And no health care and no free university education. But they persisted and built this great country of ours and today we enjoy a very high standard of living. But all this came as a result of a lot of hard work.
And now this generation of Quebec students think they are entitled to the cheapest university education in North America? And at a time when governments everywhere are desperately short of funds.
And what does this bode for the future of our country when the next generation truly believes they are owed a living?
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