So Granny Gums shows up, can’t do anything and can’t really contribute.
Are we willing to sacrifice our humanity over a few beans?
What if that were you?
None of us are getting any younger.
None of us is in perfect health.
Are we willing to potentially sacrifice friends and partners over this? The situation may take days, weeks, months or years, we just don’t know. Granny Gums may just leave you lower Manhattan in her will for your generosity. And one day you may collect.
This is one area where the American nuclear family falls down in comparison to the European extended family group.