There’s something about money that makes normally intelligent, thoughtful, caring people turn into assholes. I’ve never understood it, but it seems to be way too common. I can understand if you’re hurting for money… but if you’re not, then accumulating even more of it should not be your focus.
Look at what happens in Child Support cases. The focus is obviously money. The idea is that one parent receives money from the other to comfortably support their children. It’s in the children’s best interest for that parent to receive this money. But it’s not an entitlement to the other person. It’s not their personal allowance. There’s a reason that it’s called Child Support, and not ex-spouse support.
That reasoning often seems lost on people. It becomes something else entirely. It’s no longer about the children. It’s all about the Benjamins… And it’s sad because there really is no winner. Only losers.
And that includes the children.