« Last post by Rob on April 24, 2017, 10:57:28 PM »
I know what you mean. It's the upsetting/unpleasant stuff that is newsworthy, and not the good stuff - and it seems to be everywhere. But I don't think that it's any worse than at any other time, people aren't any worse, it's just that with globalisation the baddies get massive coverage, and the goodies don't. Sometimes I wonder whether life would be better without 'news' - we should demand a 'good news' channel as an alternative - presented by someone like SpongeBob.
There's nothing wrong with wanting to make other people happy, and it can give you a great sense of satisfaction. If you really think about everyday life, we all 'use' others to an extent - it's just usually reciprocated, which makes it fair.
If someone still owes you money, either be assertive and suggest a date that it's returned to you by, or just write it off and learn from the experience. Either ways, as you say, it's not much and probably not worth the distress it causes.
Still looking forward to your holiday?