What you hate about the octuplets mom is what you hate about yourself!
Guest blogger Nancy: In case you haven't heard, all is not well in the land of milk and honey. As hard as it is to believe, the center of the universe (AKA the United States) is in economic crisis, thanks in large part to Nadya Suleman and her fourteen children.
At least that's what lots of Americans are claiming.
To those of you who are on the brink of foreclosure yet call for the octuplet mom's head: in your quest to assign blame for all that's wrong with the world, you may want to start your search a little closer to home.
Specifically, what's the difference between you and the octuplet mom? She carried 8 babies that she shouldn't have; you carried an $800,000 interest-only mortgage. She abused the system by using her disability payments and student loans to finance her fertility treatments; you refinanced your home at the peak of the housing market and used the money to take your family on a Caribbean cruise. In short, the closer that one looks at Nadya's choices, the more they start to look like yours.
Listen: no one is perfect. In our own little way, we are all emotionally unstable. We all make bad decisions whose implications are far-reaching and affect more lives than our own. Nadya was irresponsible and short-sighted. So were millions of Americans. Both of us bit off way more than we could chew. Both of us are costing our government and our nation's taxpayers millions of dollars.
Perhaps what Americans hate about the octuplet mom is what deep inside we hate about ourselves.