I Don't understand why... (Finish this sentence)
We all have situations in life that we don’t understand, yet we keep moving through life. Talk about something you don’t understand. Mind you, that your question can’t be offensive and please no Hub score questions, I have come to realize that your Hubscore could be similar to dating an ugly person. Perhaps you never knew the person you were dating was ugly until you started looking around at other people who looked better. You can only hope that one day this individual get better with age. And on that note… Okay who’s first?
I don't understand why there are 30 check-out aisles at my local Wal-Mart and typically only six cashiers working on any average day?
I also don't understand why any woman would buy glow-in-the-dark condoms? Honestly, if a woman feels her partner is so danged repellant she has to turn the lamp off or hide from the starlight before having sex, why would she want him in her bed to begin with? And knowing a couple of blind ladies, I know the "visual erotic" excuse doesn't mean much. They're satisfied just to hear the snap of the lambskin.
Lastly, I don't understand why men feel it is ok to leave out the knife they use to spread peanut butter over their sammiches in the wee hours of the night when nobody but them is up to watch Kung-Fu Theater anyway! Does it HURT them to rinse the peanut butter off? Or do they derive some primal masculine satisfaction in corralling in as many herds of stray ants into the house as possible?
I don't like Wal-Mart because of the check-out-aisles I'm a Target women myself but ever so often I have to there because they have EVERYTHING. The glow in the dark Thingies I have no expertise in that department however the knife and peanut butter s
I simply do not understand why parents have more children than they can care for financially, emotionally, and psychologically. It is simply beyond ludicrous. 1-4 children is the number of children that parents can adequately care for financially, emotionally, and psychologically. With that amount of children, parents can adequately raise their children without enlisting the oldest child to raise the younger siblings.
Also in smaller families, oldest children are not cast aside and discarded as oldest children in medium large, large, and very large families are. Oldest children in larger families catch hell. They are consigned to parents to their younger siblings. They have NO individual childhoods nor adolescence; they MUST PUT their needs last and their parents and siblings FIRST. Oldest children in larger families are neglected and discarded, if not pressed into service of their families.
In larger families(5 or more children per household), children do not received adequate parental attention. They either raise each other or themselves. They must learn to swim or sink early. However, their parents simply do not care about that at all. Also finances in large families are to the stretching point. There is hardly any money for rudiments and necessary, let alone for anything else. Because of lack of monies, children of larger families MUST do without and make do. They are used at a lower standard of living as opposed to children of smaller families.
Children of large families are used to socioeconomic struggle. They see anything of affluence as spoiling and extravagance. Larger families contend that if they struggle, then EVERYONE should do likewise. The psychology and culture of larger families are inverse of that of other families. The large family creates a poverty and scarcity consciousness and mentality. It also creates a cynical and rough attitude towards life.
Hi gmwilliams. I'm just wondering how many kids were in your family? Did you have lots of siblings ... and were you one of the oldest? Or was it the opposite? (I'm only wondering because I was surprised by your choice of topic.)
I was a happy only child but my mother is THE OLDEST of ten,her childhood was extremely difficult but not as difficult as my second aunt, the 3rd of 10,who had to RAISE younger siblings I grew up around kids from large families who HAD VERY LITTLE.
Interesting. My grandmother was the oldest of 15, and helped raised the younger ones after their mother passed away. But she said she had the most rewarding of childhoods. I suppose it depends on the individual family & situation.
Hi gmwilliams! This is a good point, shows like the Brady Bunch and The Cosby Show make it look so easy, however not every parent has a high paying job. I used think people had all those kids because they didn't have anything better to do, they didn't have cable or anything. My only hope is that every neglected child learns from their family about what not to do. Shows like Duggar Family is a dream, they do have strong Faithful values. However most children that come from large families end up missing or in foster homes. Maybe at the time, parents think they can handle it.
Children from large families are DEPRIVED in more ways than one.They're impoverished or near it.They HAVEN'T the things that normal children have.That's why they HATE children from small families; the latter HAVE parental attention & opportunitie
I have good friends that come from an only child background, and they seem pretty messed up too. Their parents worked most of the time and would try to buy their affection the kid did not want money he/she desired attention. It can go both ways.
I agree with you, swilliams. I have seen "the grass is greener" scenario from kids of many different backgrounds.
Even though she was neglected and deprived of love, she turned to be very smart and active and had a very beautiful sweet voice and able to sing any kind of song very naturally. But she had no scope to promote her talents, got depressed and died at55
I agree to an extent. I have known large families, over 12 children, who do not need or use government assistance at all. Also I have known smaller families of only 2, in which the oldest still had to play the role of a parent, and they were on financial assistance. I admit, there are way too many families who reproduce only to continue using our tax money and never have to work. However, in a scenario such as mine, this isn't true. I am currently divorced with two children under 5, and pregnant with my third. My third was conceived while I was on birth control, using precautionary methods. My story is that I was married young, ex-husband was physically, and emotionally abusive. So I left and became a single mother. I began going to college, where I am still enrolled 15 credit hours a semester with a 3.7 GPA. I was on birth control last fall and somehow still ended up pregnant with my third. I have been on government assistance for the past year. I still pay $1,200 a month in rent, $260 electric bill, $40 internet bill, $ 50 strait talk phone bill, $51 car insurance for a borrowed vehicle. I pay this with no job. No one in my little town will hire someone who is pregnant. I am virtually stuck in an endless rut. So yes, I do need help. I do consider 3 children a lot, especially when you are a single parent due to the decisions of your ex-spouse. I do agree that there are people who abuse the systems making it look bad on people like myself who are trying so hard, but can never quite make it. To say that in smaller families it is different is incorrect. Even as a child I was one of two children, yet I took care of my younger brother physically, while my parents did so financially. I was friends with a girl who had 3 brothers and 4 sisters even. Never once did any of them need assistance, or feel "discarded, or responsible for the others". To group people like this isn't fair, it's discrimination and stereotyping.
New Strength, I just want to say, that you are an amazing writer. You write from your heart. How many success stories have we heard in which single mothers raise enough children to create soccer team and are on assistance? Isiah Thomas, Oscar winner
I have seen my wife, who was the youngest among ten siblings, the eldest being 25 years elder than her. But my wife suffered a lot as she was born after her father died due to family tensions. All siblings blamed the girl as the cause for his death
I don't understand why people hate Jesus. The guy died forgiving the people who killed him. How can anyone hate that?
Hi Ceegen! People hate what they can’t understand. Some people have been violated by priest and people or those who claim to be followers of Jesus; their bad experience makes them hateful. It’s hard to believe or have love for someone that you feel h
I dont understand why our stats won't update! UGH hubpages, have you forgotten about us?
From time to time, there is a delay that prevents the stats on your Statistics page from updating here is a link, I hope it helps. http://hubpages.com/learningcenter/hubs … bber-score
Thanks swilliams, I have seen that before, but it is still irritating to not know how my traffic is doing, I am a bit OCD!
I don't understand why, People feel that they have to air their laundry in public to feel good inside..
I don't understand why people practice live-in-relationships instead of marrying and living happily?
I don't understand why-----
-----we keep on treasuring our belongings, whereas all we have to do ultimately, is to leave everything behind, except our 'Name'!
Marriage bonds become more stronger than the blood relationships. Blood relations may defy at later stage but husband and wife remain best friends till their end.
That is very true and beautiful! In marriage you become one.
Yes, it is true. But both the partners should understand each other and follow give and take principle. Adjustment and love towards each other should make it the strongest relationship everlasting lifelong.
I am still hungry after polishing off an entire bag of chips, a heaping pile of edemame, and a dainty portion of chocolate that I just found stashed in between the empty cookie jar and a half-eaten box of crackers?!
I don't understand why.........People need to tell you their life story, when you have called into their shop to buy a pint of milk.
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by Grace Marguerite Williams 8 years ago
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by Money Fairy 9 years ago
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by Nichol marie 5 years ago
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by Jami Johnson 8 years ago
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