When my electrician uncle does some work for me for free it feels like he is a good person. When I do work for family for free I feel like an idiot (only since a year or two). Hustle culture can really mess with your values even if you don't notice it.

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    𝐈𝐭 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐰𝐡𝐞𝐧 𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐟𝐚𝐦𝐢𝐥𝐲 𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐬𝐞 𝐛𝐮𝐫𝐧𝐭 𝐝𝐨𝐰𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐌𝐫. 𝐊𝐨𝐭𝐬𝐤𝐚 𝐠𝐨𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐟𝐢𝐫𝐦𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐡𝐞 𝐰𝐚𝐬, 𝐢𝐧 𝐟𝐚𝐜𝐭, 𝐚𝐧 𝐢𝐝𝐢𝐨𝐭.
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    Depends a lot on culture, different families and indeed different people in a family tend to have different dynamics.

    Some people are very kind by nature and will try their best to not waste your time when you're helping them. I like these the most and I will often spend a lot more time to make sure their solution is the best I can do.

    Some people are very direct and you can stand your ground when they're making you run in circles because it doesn't cost them anything. I'm fine with them and will help them when I can, but I'm willing to sacrifice quality when necessary.

    Some people are neither, they don't respect you or your profession but for some reason still demand your respect. There are very few people like this in my family and I invariantly "solve" their problems by asking for random details over the phone and then concluding that this is a very difficult case and they should hire a seasoned expert.
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