I cannot say that that my mother has gone through her life as a complete moron but she has had her moments of bad decision making that affects both the house and myself negatively. A few examples of the decision she's made include
Deciding to keep a mean dog given by a pastor who clearly didn't want to keep him because of it's temperment. (Part Chihuahua part pug) and being ok with not letting anyone including myself discipline him so he'll bark at new people and piss and shit all over the house and eat anything of significants to others and it'll be your fault somehow
Deciding to give a prostitute $150.00 part of which was MY money which she paid me back which enevitably sent her account into the negative then not only that but acctually offering her to live with us in exchange that she help her with her physical needs.
Deciding to bring several addicts into our lives as she wanted to try and help them. meantime I was entirely responsible for hiding any and all narcotics.
Deciding to bring 4 additional cats given by an addict and a wrech of a human being if asked me and cared for them by sending me to feed, water and provide sanitary conditions which was out of the question since they were supposed to stay in the shed area (it was so big it actually could have been used as maybe like half a house). Those poor cats lived there in misery for almost a year.
Deciding that it was a good idea to bring a ferral cat with us when we moved from N.C. to VA because she wanted to see if she could try and domesticate it even though that cat had a huge possibility to stay in NC since I found a very patient and loving owner. The last time I had seen that cat her tail was torn off and she was completely and utterly lost....haven't seen her since.
Deciding that it is ok to tell me that if I want to be taken seriously by people, then I need to learn how to debate properly and then will decide to get knee deep into an argument that she felt did not have correct factual information with something as mundane as a ciggarette corporation.
Frankly these are some of the decisions that she's made on the past 4 or 5 years, and it concerns me to take her seriously or trust what her next move will be towards letting people, animals, or even new situations into our life. I am curious to know if this kind of behavior occurs to older people who are in mental or physical perdicuments and can't feel as usefull as they once had.