Practising tough love is ... well, tough, particularly when in difficult circumstances; at least, it is for many people in parts of my world. In other parts, exercising tough love comes a bit more easily. Some folk are more practical than others. Their mantra: if a lesson isn't taught, it can't be learned.
It's always easier to see through the foibles of past generations, and much harder to view one's own reality with the same critical acumen. So I ask the reader to make an effort: try to view today's codependency culture with the eyes of future generations.
A Canadian inquiry into the Robert Pickton case, involving the capture and murder of drug addicted sex trade workers in the
Don't Incarcerate Opponents of Drug Legalization and Harm Reduction - they need compassion and therapy
I urge every good citizen to take an enlightened, progressive view, and to support the caring professions in their heroic efforts to help all right-wing nutjobs to recover from their illness and become acceptable members of society.
You've probably heard that alcoholics and drug addicts should not be "enabled". By now, most people have heard it so often that it isn't questioned. The issue is simply addressed like so: whether a certain form of assistance qualifies as enabling, and hence as misguided and harmful.