Why certain individuals keep getting into debts even with good income? For some, change in their behaviors is very hard. But none of those stories are as unusual as a 70-year-old Saudi inmate who refused to leave prison after completing his jail term. He said he feels better in jail than being at home.
The man was jailed in the central town of Buraidah in northwestern Saudi Arabia on charges of failing to pay his debts. So why this prisoner refuses to leave jail? He says he met good people in jail.
“When he was told to get ready to be released, he begged the prison chief to let him stay,” the Saudi newspaper Okaz reported.
“He said that he feels psychologically better than being at home after meeting some good old people in prison,” the newspaper added, without mentioning whether he was allowed to stay. Newspaper Okaz also mentioned that a consultant at the prison, Sheikh Mohmmad Al Ghadhiya, said that he discussed the issue with the prisoner, who told him that his release would not help him solve his debt problem.
After being in jail, this 70-year-old debt inmate is better off in there than outside with better social interaction in prison. Similarly, for some wealthy 70-year-old they are better off in the office than outside with better social interaction in the workplace. They refuse to leave their jobs to retire and enjoy life outside of work. Do they love their office environment as much as the Saudi debtor loves the prison? [Read more…]