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An antidote to the entitlement mentality

At a time when a growing number of able-body unemployed people look to the government for entitlements, remain unemployed because they can't find a job that they believe is good enough for them, assume little responsibility for the children they've created, and do little to contribute to their communities, it is encouraging to see a family like the Bartlinskis ("As adopted daughter awaits new heart, family prays for miracle," Nov. 29). In addition to responsibly caring for the four children that they brought into the world, they have adopted five others, including a child with severe cardiac problems. They have exhausted their personal savings and committed extra work hours and effort to help children have a chance at a better life.

It would do The Sun well to feature more stories like this that offer inspiration and an alternative to the entitlement mentality.

Charlotte Eliopoulos, Glen Arm

Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun
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