About the 100 Day Writing Challenge: I realize that I'm not able to write and post something every single day, 100 days in a row. Instead I'll try to post 100 times, but it may not be every day. Not even every week.
This evening I watched a TV show where a girl from a poor family was talking to an American oil guy. The girl had a boyfriend from a wealthy family, and that wealthy family gave her all the things she wanted. They also wanted to pay for her wedding, but the girl's father didn't accept that. The American oil guy told the girl that he could understand why her father didn't accept it. He believed it was because her father didn't want to say «thank you» to this other family for the rest of his life. And the girl realized that she'd been doing exactly that all the time. Thanking them. The girl concluded: «They're keeping me down».
This got me thinking. Where is the boundary between being nice and helpful to a person and keeping someone down? Is it based on how the recipient feels or on the intention of the sender? And what if there's a mismatch between the feeling and the intention? I found it to be an interesting and personally relevant question that I don't think there's a simple answer to.