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Invisible People

Here is another one of my inspirations for the survey:

Invisible People

It’s a You Tube site that is bringing attention to the homeless population here in the United States.  They interview homeless people and one of the questions they always ask is “if you had three wishes what would they be”.

I can’t find the actual clip, but one that really made me  think was a guy that said something to the effect of  his first wish being “that people would treat each other better, and if they did…  …I wouldn’t need the other two wishes”.

I don’t believe that giving money to the homeless helps anyone.  Not them, not you or society in general.  If you want to give money, give it to a shelter or a food bank.  If you want to give something to an individual, buy them something to eat, or maybe even take them to lunch.  You could even volunteer your time at a soup kitchen.

Now that’s  only locally.  Let’s not forget globally there are over 0ne-billion people starving.  That’s one out of every six people on the planet.  Maybe those billionaires need to dig down deep into their pockets and help their fellow man.

This is a bigger topic than I currently have time for, and it does deserve more of my time.

World hunger just added to my list of post topics.

One response to “Invisible People

  1. joanharvest June 18, 2011 at 9:46 am

    My son is homeless right now though he has a job and can buy food and has his van to sleep in. I totally agree with you about not giving anything directly to a homeless person. In Key West where he was living this past winter there is a huge male homeless population. Probably because it is warm year round and they can sleep outdoors. They have a lot of community services there and Damon was able to get the help he needed there.including getting into a rehab where here in Massachusetts you have to have health insurance. The homeless that I really feel bad for are the children who are homeless because of circumstances out of their control. I don’t feel all that bad about the homeless drug addicts because they made a choice to be where they are. The children have no choice.

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