Originally posted by James1982
You seem to put a lot of effort into replying to people, but no effort at all into reading what the person even said. Did you even read my posts? I
don't see how you could have. Because if you did, you would realize I was NOT the person giving the homeless guy the stuff. Some lady ahead of me in
a car was. The homeless guy gave ME the stuff, because he didn't want it.
While I would be happy to admit I may have been a tad confused, I must also admit that my typos are evidence of really very little effort and
unfortunately, I am afraid I stand by my points. If you were not the one to give him the pastries, ok. I got that wrong. You are still the one
disparaging him for not wanting the pastires because they were still free food, are you not? So change that one little variable and I stand by my
Aside from that, the rest of your post is just silly.
He is being a healthy eater by refusing starbucks snacks when he is homeless?
Yes. The same way I would commend his choice of giving away a piece of paper or a foil wrapper as eating that will do more harm than good to a
starving person as well.
Are you kidding?
Not even a little.
What do you think the guy used his iphone to Google the nutrition facts?
You would need an Iphone to find out that butter flour and sugar is not really going to do a whole lot of good for you? That seems pretty basic to me.
I do not have an Iphone and I know that.
Maybe he did, because I've seen many of these corner people changing shift and getting into brand new pickup trucks and the like, so it
wouldn't be too far out there Anyway, using my computer, I did look up nutrition facts. You know what that stuff has in it? Vitamins, fiber, protein,
fats, carbs, sugar. You know the things that make humans survive. We do need fat, we do need calories, and carbs, and sugar. Obviously some of the
stuff wasn't the most healthy stuff in the world, but it is food. You will live if you eat it.
Oh yeah, I am reading about all the valuable nutrients in a starbucks rice crispy treat right now. I am going to advocate and all rice crispy treat
diet for children. Hey, it has cereal in it! Vitamins!
However you are right about one thing, being charitable is about helping, and not about making you feel better about yourself. If you hold a
sign that says "HUNGRY NEED FOOD AND/OR MONEY" and then get angry when someone gives you food, I'm sorry but I have no respect or empathy for you
I guess I am more curious then why you take the time to care. If some homeless person gets angry at what someone else gives them and you are just
trying to be a good person, get over it and move on. Holding onto it and writing it down here as some example of a greater whole achieves what? Are
you trying to discourage other people from trying to help other people? Are you just wanting to complain about someone less fortunate than you? If you
want to help people, being positive might be a good start.
As for your cigarette analogy, again your logic seems like a huge fail to me.
Apparently. If you give a smoker a butt, you can feel all good about yourself and claim you gave them a cigarette, sort of. Will it actually take care
of their need? No.
If you give a hungry man a rice crispy treat, you can feel all good about yourself and claim you gave them food, sort of. Will it actually take care
of their need? No.
You seem to be missing the big picture. If I was hungry and someone offered me a greasy snack, I would take it. Why? I had a meal today with some
value to it and I am fairly certain I have another one coming.
If I were starving and all I were ever offered were greasy snacks, I would realize that I then had to choose between starving to death or dying from
malnutrition with a fat tummy. I guess it is a tough call and that homeless man made it. No more rice crispy treats for him. He is gonna need some
protein at some point and the amount of proetein in a starbucks brownie is....? Right.
Being a smoker, who hangs out with many smokers quite often, I am grateful when I'm out of smokes and someone gives me the last half of their
cig, or a few puffs or whatever. And when I do the same for other people, THEY are also grateful. Why wouldn't they be?
Because you are all smokers who apparently have regular access to cigarettes. Are you suggesting this homeless man sits around cookouts with his
friends and so when one is low, they can share no problem or are you shifting the anaology to your circumstances so you can fail to see why I am
addressing the circumstances of someone in need.
It seems like your whole deal is you feel people are entitled to whatever they want whenever they want it.
Whoa. That is pretty messed up right there. I have clearly stated more than once that if you do not want to give anything to anyone, do not give it to
them. I never once said that anyone was entitled to anything. I just think instead of bitching about one homeless guy while Bank of America does the
same crap seems a little pointless. Why pick on the skinny kid with asthma? Afraid of the bigger boys?
If you are complaining about being hungry, you give up your right to be picky about what you are going to eat. If you are complaining about
needing a cig, then you give up the right to complain what brand or manner that cig is gifted.
I guess that is pretty easy to say from where we each sit. I have a fridge and two cartons of smokes. I am guessing you are doing allright where you
are sitting at your computer as well, no?
Helping the needy should be the goal, not indulging the spoiled. You seem like you support the second idea.
Perhaps you can find a quote of one thing I said that would lead you to believe that?