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It's the same thing. He was getting up at night and falling. Now, try to lift this. He is all flabby. And he didn't want anybody. Because now, “My God, I have no choice, I have to get someone. I cannot leave you on the floor.” Which means that you have to bother a neighbor, and then you... If we had a budget for this, then you feel less embarrassed. Like when I leave to go to my courses or at conferences and he is paid, although he is not paid very much, then I feel more... I think to myself, “At least he is paid to be here.” He would probably do it voluntarily, but it's me who feels embarrassed. I am not the only one who feels that way. Some people never asked anything to anybody, and then, they have to! They do not have a choice but to ask. You don't feel good about this. You depreciate yourself and you think “Why are there so many people, elderly people who follow one another.”

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