We must Care! My response to Chris Mills’ Essay called “Do we care?”
We must Care!
No ifs or no buts! And there is no other way around to hide from truth.
We must care to support these vulnerable people as government seems to do nothing about them.They are no more than a joke for their local council or MP.Some work needs to be done by local residents of every area to help such people out.
Those persons we see everyday sitting by the road or street are humans and are in great misery, some of them have migrated from some war zone countries and don’t have any legal documents to work or get residence on their names.Mostly cannot speak foreign language and don’t understand other country’s system.
Some are sexually abused by their close relations and leave the house to protect their dignity.Others are mentally tortured as violence is violence either physical or emotional, it doesn’t matter.
Chris Mills has described this very well in his essay “Do we care”.Your heart really aches when you read his essay about those victims who have no place to live, nothing to eat, can’t afford food and clothes.And some have faced such horrible experiences of war which have left them without their families and they had to flee to save their lives.
Every story has a painful past with nothing in present for them and future is unknown for such torn of homeless persons.My heart weeps for every vulnerable whoever I see sleeping roughly by the side of the street.
Bill Holland’s story “An Old Man by the side of the Road” is another masterpiece on this issue which does justice with it’s title and tells us how the writer takes a homeless person to the restaurant and buys him a cup of coffee and listens his side of story which reveals how miserable somebody can be and how war does effect people and can change their life forever.Chris Mills’ essay “Do we care” is a wonderful response to Bill Holland’s story and both stories make you cry on every line of them.
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We must take some steps to help them
My response to Chris Mills’ essay is that we must care and we must follow some steps to find help for such oppressed and ill-fated individuals.I don’t know about others but when I see a stinking man lying down on the side of the street wearing dirty clothes and begging from passers to give him a penny to drink or eat something, then some sharp thing really hits on my heart.
I simply can’t see humanity being disrespected to such a lower level.It’s beyond my tolerance gut to bear such a disgrace of live human beings where we spend thousands to bury our loved ones, right there a live person is victimised to such an extreme extent that he can't afford to buy a cup of coffee for himself.Human lives are valuable and we must pay some attention to ease their problems.
We must do more than offering them some pennies, and then forget all at once after we reach home as nothing had happened.We need to change this attitude and start our bit to bring some refreshing change in our society which stands for us and is built by us.
While thinking about these homeless people, there are some steps which come into my mind to help them out and to bring them towards normal living of life.
- We need to establish a private charity in every local area which can be specifically designed to approach all homeless people sitting on every street of that area.There should be two members for every street working for that ‘help homeless’ charity who can survey their street and listen to those homeless individually and write down their special needs in order to fulfill them.The charity can be organised by local residents who can get donations from their area to help the vulnerable persons.
- Every individual of society is equally responsible for healthy atmosphere of his area and should feel this responsibility over his shoulders.We can spare some room in our house to provide residence to poors if we have enough space.This will make a huge difference as nobody wants to sleep on road if he has some place to sleep.This step will lessen street sleepers and would bring some great change in the air of miseries.
- We can offer our services to them like cutting their hair, providing them some spare clothes, buying them essential grossary of daily life and giving them some home made food or can buy lunch or dinner for them.This would be a huge help for them to ease their life a bit.Food banks are great for these purposes as well.
- We can build a free volunteer cooked food stall on every busy road where we see many homeless sitting everyday.It can be run by volunteers of local area to provide it’s services and it can make their lives easier as they would be able to get free breakfast, lunch and dinner.This is a great idea actually which can be fulfilled with help of volunteers on national basis as well.Would have to do some advertising for this though.
- Finally, our best we can do is offer them some coffee or food and try to talk to them as many don’t have anyone they can talk to.A crying shoulder on which they can cry would prove a relief for them.It’s similar to talking therapies which can help a lot of people for a positive change in them and to get their life on back track.
Charity is a way of getting more and better
Givers are always at best place than takers.Don’t think that whatever you give would be wasted in bottle of beer.Your duty is only to take money out of your pocket and drop it at needy’s hand.After it’s his choice how he wants to spend it to comfort his needs.
You would get reward for the good you’ve done, and truly whatever is given comes back to you with much better interest on it.This is like a trade you are doing as money doubles up when it revolves around.It doesn’t add up if it stays till one person only.
By helping others, you’re helping yourself as well to get triple of what you have spent on others.It’s like a business you’re doing which would give you great reward over your goods and money.
This is my response to Chris Mills’ essay “Do we care”.If you’ve something else to say please write your ideas or story in response.
© 2018 Nikki Khan