What Does This Say About the Homeless?

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  1. My Esoteric profile image90
    My Esotericposted 5 months ago

    A video is making the circuit that shows a guy walking down the street talking loudly on the phone telling the listener that he was bringing a $10,000 check to him.  He drops the check by "accident" to see what happens. 

    Most of the homeless people caught up with the guy and returned the check.

    Most of the well-to-do people pocketed it; even if confronted by the guy who dropped the check.

    So much for the idea that one side of the political spectrum that homeless people simply want handouts.

    1. MizBejabbers profile image91
      MizBejabbersposted 5 months agoin reply to this

      I think a lot of the homeless are honest people down on their luck. There are a few who prefer to be homeless than to live by society's rules. I worked with a man whose brother was an alcoholic and would have been provided for by his family, but he preferred not to live by their rules. His death under a bridge affected them terribly.
      I think it is great that a lot of communities are building tiny homes to house the homeless. That is a so much more loving approach than running the homeless and their cardboard villages out of town because they are "unsightly."
      There is an element of society that gives the truly homeless a bad name. They are the professional beggars who beg at busy intersections and who are not really homeless. At one time a city bus driver told me that one of them who rode his bus daily to a busy corner told him that he had his home paid for and $60,000 in the bank. He was planning to go to the east coast to "work" for two more months and retire. I never give money to people who hold signs on busy street corners because too many of them are fake. Offer them work and see how fast they turn you down. I try to help people who are truly down on their luck. How do you tell the difference? There are a couple of ways. One is go with your gut because it is usually right. Another is hand the person a dollar or some change. If they are grateful, give them more if you are feeling generous. If they react ugly like a woman did recently when I handed her a dollar, tell then in no uncertain terms to buzz off.

      1. My Esoteric profile image90
        My Esotericposted 5 months agoin reply to this

        Well Put, MzBejabbers!  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

        1. MizBejabbers profile image91
          MizBejabbersposted 4 months agoin reply to this

          Back atcha, My Esoteric, Merry Christmas and Happy New year to you and yours!

    2. gmwilliams profile image83
      gmwilliamsposted 5 months agoin reply to this

      To Mr. Esoteric: Were these people well-to-do?  I think not.  Most socioeconomically well-to-do people wouldn't have pocketed the money, they would have returned the money in question.  These people were either lower middle or even lower income.

      1. My Esoteric profile image90
        My Esotericposted 5 months agoin reply to this

        Well, the narrative said, judging by what they wore, they were not hurting for money.  The whole point of what he was trying to point out is your last sentence is False.

 
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