reply to post by DrinkYourDrug
reply to post by DrinkYourDrug
I agree with that fully,
Now let me start by saying I am a firm believer of everyone needs a chance to do right! People will surprise you more often than not. I lived in a
ghetto in SE Arkansas. Terribly poor and out of work area. Houses were ran down, Most didnt have doors on the front, Just a piece of wood nailed
shut. Got to the point to where everyone was hungry and would do anything to eat. So people Stole, robbed, killed, extorted, kidnapped. Just name
it, they did it. They unemployment rate there was about 90%. It got to the point where people werent white, or black...they were just hungry and
stressed because there kids are hungry. The school distrects closed down 2 neighboring schools so they all had to come to our school system. Which
left them with way to many students and o where near enough teachers. Around August of 07, me and some of my long time friends were sitting around at
house of another we just buried because of mugging.
The whole group of us hot headed, ready for war "fools" (yeah fool is the right word) was sitting around talking about how we going to retaliate.
We all coming up with the usual angry emotions of "Lets just ride and get em" At this point Big Momma "mother of our friend who had passed"
stands up and just SCREAMS!! to the top of her lungs and then just cradles her head in her hands as she weeps. a moment passes while me and my friends
are left quiet and waiting, She then began to speak words that made more sense than anything we ever heard before. She said:" You fools, do you not
learn? Do you not see how this has all came to be?" we just stared harder at her eyes full of passion. "This all started with what someone else has
done and has became a viciouse cycle of pain and loss sense" We were confused right there but still kept listening. "If throw a rock in the air,
will it not fall back to you?" "So why do you ignorant children think that when u cast a stone at someone to harm them that it wont come back to
you?" Honestly coming from her and hearing the pain and loss in her voice as she says this brings tears to my eyes. She continues,"What u do, will
come back to you, its the way of the world. YALL MUST STOP CASTING STONES"
After that she went to sleep, me and my friends stayed up thinking on what she said and what it meant. We found a solution. We talked it over with
Big Momma the next morning and then put the plan into action that very next weekend.
What was the plan? Well here is what happened. We took an old tow trailer and built into a high capacity grill. We set up a block party inwhich we
supplied all food to. Big Momma gave her speech again.
Now its no longer a block party. Its a community supporting there neighbors and there neighbors doing same for them. Big Momma is now head of the
relief league "thats what she likes to call it haha" She has other people from the community that help her out. What they do is every morning they
set up the grill and get it goin. the food comes shortly after "Each house hold donates what they can and the local grocery store works with her.
EVERY NIGHT, they feed the entire community. one plate at a time.
The ending result of this long story is Crime rate dropped ALOT. People were helping eachother and it showed that when people are givin the chance or
oppurtunity to do better they will. Now last time i checked people help out big momma as a way of doing community service. Even bigger shock, the
mother of the man who killed Big mommas son, works side by side with her each day... showing forgivness and sorrow for they both lost a son. But now
you see the smiles in there face as they know they made a difference in bettering there community.
So basis of all that was, people want to help. They really do, They just need the oppurtunity.
sorry tried to stay on topic but think i may have wandered a bit