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Ingratitude

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Chris Grieb

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Do you have a local Objectivist club in your area  

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There's a saying that no good deed goes unpunished.

i have been reflection on two attempts by me to do something for some younger students of Objectivism. Both involve people who have posted in the past on OL so I am not going to mention any names.

The first happened this Summer when I attempted to provide a scholarship for a high school student to attend TAS's Summer Seminar in Portland, Oregon. I informed this person that I had sent the money into TAS and that all he had to do was apply. I checked to see if this person had done this and found that he had not. I then phoned this person to urge he submit his application and he informed med that his father had prevailed upon to do something else during this period. He said he wanted to tell me he could not go but he had never informed me. I was more than a little put out.

The next incident happened more recently after I had offered to lend to another person some Cd's from the Summer Seminar. I arrange to meet this person to give her these Cd's. We arranged to meet at 1pm but I got to the meeting place early. I then waited over an hour and half with no one showing up. I contacted the person by e-mail with no reply almost a week.

I finally must mention one other incident that involved one student who thanked all of the people list as donor to the scholarship fund with a very warm thank you notes. I must sadly note that none of the other scholarship recipients she was the only one

I dear;y hope that these incidents are not the way our new young Objectivists behave when something is done for them.

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