Day 17 100word100days Pick a proverb and write a pseudo-serious article

249 words containing intent that I do not subscribe to (except on those very, very, very gloomy days.)

Never do any good

The world has become a complicated, unworthy place. Rose Tynt-Glaasis delves into why therapists are now telling their patients “Not to bother”.

Ancient wisdom tells us that No good deed ever goes unpunished. Research recently concluded by the Institute for the Study of Human Error, Laziness and Lack of Interest (IS-HELL) suggests that this is true. Almost all those who were surveyed by IS-HELL said they had been targeted for their good deeds (and well-meant deeds, as well), even to the point of being cyber-bullied and getting extra work to do.

Even those who had not yet had the chance to do anything good felt pressured to shy away from it. An overwhelming 90% of respondents claimed they had been unable to offer anyone a free lunch, because of the burden of the other party’s expectation of having to return the favour.

The most frequent internal response after committing a good deed has now become shame and self-loathing (43%), followed by pain and suffering (29%), intense discomfort (21%) with a small percentage (7%) still maintaining that doing something nice or good made them feel warm and fuzzy.

This has led psychiatrists all over the world to discourage acts of kindness, compassion, and empathy by their patients. “We have been forced to take this decision because we are at risk of exposing our patients to more pain and heartache,” said Dr. Phil Maipane. “It was something we fought against for a long time. Finally we gave in, because resistance is futile.”

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Day 18: A conversation between a noun and a pronoun