Are we becoming lazy?
I suspect like many of you, I receive several emails a day, asking if I can help the writer find a horse, or the answer to some problem they are having and do not know the answer to, etc. I always answer emails, to the best of my ability. I try to point them in the right direction. Sometimes, this just involves suggesting they google the problem. Most usually, there is tons of information on the net these days, if only people would bother to do their own research.
I've seen questions asked so many times on forums such as this. Many try to help, and often the OP never even responds with a 'thank you'. Others discount that which has been put forth to help but insist on going their own way.
Years ago and before the internet, we who had questions, bought a book or many. We did our own research. This often meant writing tons of letters to individuals whom we thought might help us. If we didn't know if our mare was pregnant, we called our vet. We didn't ask thousands of strangers on the net.
It seems that so many are just lazy these days. They think asking on the net provides a quick fix and if they don't like the answers, they suddenly become very argumentative, to the point of being cantankerous and not taking to heart, those who have brought up helpful ideas. I sometimes wonder why people ask for help on forums, at all.
Am I the only one who thinks this is so?