I feel for those who cannot help themselves because of some physical or mental disability or other limiting factor outside of that person’s control. I have no sympathy for people who choose not to help themselves. If you’re poor because you’re lazy, I have no sympathy. If you’re poor because you’re horrible with money, I have no sympathy. If you’re poor because everything in life has kicked you in the teeth, and no matter how hard you try, it does not let up, I DO feel for you. If you’ve been kicked down by life, and you are clawing your way up, I respect you. I do not respect people who wait around for others to help when they, themselves, have the ability to help themselves. The only thing anyone ever owes anyone else without first providing something is respect. Respect can be lost or earned back. Laziness is an automatic loss of respect in my book.