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- omg another homeless drug addict! -- Votes: 18
- omg!maybe they/him/her needs food etc... -- Votes: 77
Quoting EnnaBennaBanana:" Why does it matter though? If you think someone is a drug addict or drunk why not give them food then? ... [snip!] ... addicted to drugs that are homeless and they can end up dead from the cold or from having no food. They need help too. :)"
i didnt say that i only give to sober old men... go re-read. i said its easy to tell the difference. i give money and things to people i have got to know and built a repoire with. addiction is a disease yes, no one is denying that. if you're an addict begging for money on the street instead of robbing an old lady at an ATM i give you soooo much credit for that. i know what it feels like to be sick. its not a good place to be. there are also many oganizations out there to help the homeless. if you're homeless its by choice...
I feel sad for them. I lways give them a few dollars, once I give it to them it becomes theirs. They can spend it however they wish.
Not to mention that people give addicted people a hard time because it's preventable, which isn't always the case necessarily. Some people get addicted to help deal with depression because they can't afford the mental health care they need, for instance.
Homeless because of addiction? It's preventable and you suck at life.
Homeless because of life? Oh, you poor thing. Life is truly unfair.
Quoting shes*almost*one!:" i didnt say that i only give to sober old men... go re-read. i said its easy to tell the difference. ... [snip!] ... not a good place to be. there are also many oganizations out there to help the homeless. if you're homeless its by choice..."
I see. I guess I read what you wrote wrong.
Quoting shes*almost*one!:" nothing is preventable. we live our lives, things happen. no one says i want to wake up dope sick in the morning begging for quarters to get a bag"
I never said it was. That's just the thought pattern people typically have when they put one type of homeless person over another.
Kind of like how aborting a rape baby is okay but not a "preventable" one.
Quoting EnnaBennaBanana:" Homeless because of addiction they suck at life? Really??? Maybe it's just because I grew up around ... [snip!] ... and clothes also... You never know someones full story... I always try to be compassionate toward homeless.. addicts or not."
Notice I said "people tend to think" not "I tend to think".
Quoting EnnaBennaBanana:" I just went back to edit since I thought you would think that after posting. Guess I was to late lol.. go back and look."
ha It's all good.
Honestly, I don't think either right away- I always think "Is this guy who is holding up a sign begging for money, RIGHT next to my car door at the entrance of the mall, REALLY homeless, or do they want to carjack me and kill me and cannibalize me?" THAT is my first thought,as horrible as that sounds LMAO I have a natural distrust for anyone and everyone. Can't help it. HOWEVER, after that initial fear of being murdered, I think "Maybe they need food"....I don't know...I'm an a*****e I guess lol
Quoting ~*~Modern*Day*Delilah~*~:" Honestly, I don't think either right away- I always think "Is this guy who is holding up a sign begging ... [snip!] ... after that initial fear of being murdered, I think "Maybe they need food"....I don't know...I'm an a*****e I guess lol "
I do too. That and I'm hardly ever alone. I usually have a child with me and I'm just not willing to put them into a potentially dangerous situation. Having said that, we have a homeless man who stands at a busy intersection with a sign. I've given him coffee and money before. I wish they weren't all the way down here though. There's no shelter. I wonder where he sleeps/stays when he isn't panhandling? It's sad.
Quoting Sarah Bare-ah♡:" I feel really bad for them and wish I could help them all."
If they're old, I feel bad for them and figure they're vets, have health issues, and frankly have a shitty or no family.
If they're young and able-bodied? Not so much. I know things are bad right now, but there are always jobs that can be done. There's also help out there. I wonder why they're asking for food when around here, there are several soup kitchens, shelters, etc. and the homeless qualify for food stamps.
Maybe I'm jaded because I've known several people who are/have been homeless and it's their own fault because they didn't try hard enough.