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I dont usually like watching such things as I dont like things tugging on my emotions, what emotions I have anyways, I find it annoying and would
prefer that they more calmly and directly just told me what it is they want. But for what it is, the vid does prove a point in the social mental
aspect of it. In fact everybody lives in a cloud in daily in there life's, I know I do, and sure as hell everybody else does to, to see the true
scope of the world would be to stare directly into the face of insanity and madness. However some do life to much in there blank day to day loops,
some bit of madness would do them and the rest of us some good.
The thing about the homeless is that there is no clear cut dry and paste scenario, I have meet all kinds. The scammers, the insidious, those who
just ran out of luck, the just plain vile with bad intent, to the real who need real help, and everything in between. Its hard to know who is who and
what is what, and yes there not only homeless who tug on you string but there are those who say they are there to help the homeless who do the same,
and are just there to cash in. And then there are real people who need real help, of which giving them a few bucks wont do much, but it will not
hurt, even those who spend it all on drugs and drinks do so for a reason, that reason is more generally not withing there control.
I have meet some who after I gave them some money I asked myself what they were about and pretty much felt like they were faking it, one guy not long
ago I remember asked me to buy him some food as I was heading into a teriaky joint, he even had a speech about how he is not going to spend it on
alcohol and his wife was hungry and all that. Well I did that, and after I gave him the box of food, he starts getting all prissy with me that I
forgot to get the sauce, which really was in the bag with the other things I bought for myself. You know I was like my bad dude here , now go away!
Anyways I gave him his sauce to get him on his way. Who knows what his story was but i would not say he is of the most that are hurting, or that he
had no problems, as both would be likely true, really you could probably write whole articles about this, in one job I had I worked downtown at
nighttime and ran into all kinds of people.
My own little brother at one point got scammed for thousands of dollars by a guy who claimed he was homeless and needed some cash, the dude is and was
always easily tugged on by such thing and he was going through a religious phase and was even going to church with that guy and everything, I think he
even meet the guy there in one of them church shelters, at one point he even tried to get all philosophical and highbrow religious bull with me, my
little brother was impressed by that stuff however I am not.
Thought I, and my family, and friends told him he was getting taken for a ride, he did not believe any of it. That is till some time latter after, me
and him were downtown on some errands and I saw the guy in question in a suit heading into one the more expensive and more well to do skyscrapers,
and pointed him out to him. I think he was a stock investor, and I am sure he invested the few thousand $$ he got from my bro over the time they
spent together pretty well. HA! # happens I suppose. But now he does not trust any of them, even gets a bit aggressive when he sees people asking for
money or help, like everyone he comes across is just scamming, which is incorrect. But you know! The greater part of our outlook on things is
determined by our experiences by and with those things, but for the majority there fears guide there outlooks on things, and so many homeless people
even when right in front of you may as well be invisible like that video shows.
Not to say there are no real people who really need help, because there are, and yes they are likely to be the most invisible, things generally
proceed down that direction. And like everything else in life when it rains it pours.
edit on 11pmSaturdaypm262014f6pmSat, 26 Apr 2014
23:19:29 -0500 by galadofwarthethird because: some spelling corections but not all.