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Never to judge a homeless person

    1. Princess Electra
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      Princess Electra

      Sydney

Contemplate the reality of the situation, you do not know it.
You do not know what that person has been through or why they are in that position, rather than jump to the conclusion of judging them and placing the blame on their shoulders, why not make it just that little bit easier and encourage, rather than berate them.

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    • Tara Davidson WARWICK, RI
      • about 3 years ago

      You could even ask them their story, they may tell you they may not. But at least you didn't just treat them like garbage

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    • M R HAZEL GREEN, AL
      • about 3 years ago

      If not for grace, there I would be.

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    • Leathur Rokk ATLANTIC CITY, NJ
      • about 4 years ago

      This is one of those issues that,I think,is better understod by those who have BEEN there.Not that its necessary to have been homeless to understand it.

       

      But I notice,among MY circle of associates,theres a lot of  attitude of disdain or dismissiveness toward homeless people.

         WHAT does a homeless person look like?Some its obvious.But not all.

        I rarely looked the part,other than my counterculture appearance.Pr the people I hung out with on the street.But because I was aspiring to have a music industry career and I refused to compromise my values or outward appearance,(still do btw!) and because I loved and respected the sanctity of my TIME enough to not waste it trying to get a sucky job that was neither fulfilling nor worth the aesthetic limits of how I was permitted to express myself,I sacrificed creature comforts and "stability" to be true to myself.

         I have not suffered any ill effects from my years on and off the streets.Except,okay,I don't have as much material property or nearly as much built up in my social security account,because I have years where I had no money coming in and often it was not "on the books".

          Half my friends,they do not even "see" the Homeless in their midst.A few winters ago inNYC,I was the only one of my small group of friends who immediately picked out that that pile of textiles over a steam grate was,in fact,a human being bundled up to seek warmth and sleep.

        It was a bit heartbreaking.My associates who were with me were well employed yuppies.The type who constantly pressured me to get a real job".

          Where I live now,which is currently with family,half the local "friends" I got are homeless folks.They are about the only nonjudgemental people here.They give me the time of day.They are REAL people.It saddens me that most people walk on past them like they're not even human.

           I wish more people had compassion.And could keep an open mind.

         

        

       

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    • kelly warner PERRYSBURG, OH
      • about 4 years ago

      "Be kinder than necessary,for everyone you meet is fighting some sort of battle..."

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      • about 4 years ago

      None of us knows what tomorrow may bring.  Each of us must do what we can to make the world a better place to live.  Every person you meet is carrying a heavy load.

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