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The Goverment/IRS keeps asking me for money, are you saying they are untrustworthy and i shouldnt pay them?
but go ahead and invite a homeless person into your home to give them a hot meal. You won't of course because deep down your common sense tells you that you are putting your home, loved ones, and possessions in danger.
Do not give anyone your money ever. It's a scam and they survive because you are the self sustaining survivor. Not them.
originally posted by: KyoZero
Damn shame you are so biased and unwilling to make an attempt to change your view
No offense but your soup kitchen experience doesn't equal the whole truth. Let me tell you what I know from years of working as a psychotherapist who worked in substance abuse, mental health, homelessness and the emergency room.
There is absolutely some men/women who are swindlers and deceitful. I have met them. Difference is I can think without bias from time to time.
While there are several out there who cheat, steal and lie, there is also the majority that are homeless due to mental health issues, circumstances and yes, even poor decisions which we ALL make. The reason I can tell that you have some hefty biases is due to a couple of factors. First, you took a great deal of information from another person. Second, you let that color you and then clearly you saw every person who was homeless as a liar. Finally, you don't seem content to just think your thoughts and move on. Instead, you want us all to buy in and stop paying or feeding homeless people.
Why don't you come on down to my neck of the woods and see the situation for yourself if you can change your lenses from tinted to clear. I'll show you thousands (and I mean thousands...not a handful) who and trying desperately to get a job while the third AND final homeless shelter just got shut down. Let me show you how desperate the situation gets when lawmakers and the public care more about a GD college football team and seeing their name on a plaque then spending a fraction of the cost to help homeless veterans.
Care to take a look from a different view? Or am I a sucker?
Btw....first hand experience....of four years....and thousands of men/women
originally posted by: DAVID64
Anything to take advantage of people
Sadly, you have described most people on this planet. After 51 years, I am under no illusion that "people are basically good". Most are out for themselves. Period. Oh, they may do a good deed here and there, but for the most part, they're going to do whatever it takes to make sure they come out on top.
originally posted by: BrokedownChevy
a reply to: DigitalVigilante420
You prevent them from getting off the street by giving them money. Well done. Not only is that terrible, but you allow yourself to be suckered.
You won't of course because deep down your common sense tells you that you are putting your home, loved ones, and possessions in danger.