Maybe the most disturbing factor in the bizarre story of the woman who sued her nephew for jumping into her arms is that her reason almost seems to make sense.
“From the start, this was a case was about one thing: getting medical bills paid by homeowners’ insurance,” explained Jennifer Connell’s attorneys. Her nephew says he understands and harbors no ill feelings.
Whether the story here is family loyalty, embezzlement, or the inadequacies of our medical insurance system, the deeper issue is our collective attitude that someone else should take responsibility for everything that happens to us, which I addressed earlier this week regarding the man hit on the head by a pine cone.
Sometimes there is real guilt and should be real accountability. Other times we’re just in the wrong place at the wrong time, or victims of a hug gone wrong.
We need to grow up and learn to tell the difference.