reply to post by AnimositisominA
You think I'm going to tune in and watch garbage? I bought it mainly for films and for my partner to enjoy too. If you read my opening thread,
you'll see that I wrote half the reason the world is in the state it's in is because people are living the life they deserve; fed utter tripe
through music and TV and papers. Why? because they tune in, they buy and they read.
Read a book? I've spent my life reading. I think it's a little unfair when people start grouping together against me in your little cosy cyber
living rooms, all drinking beer and feeling you're all on the same side because some 'troll', you might say, is causing upset on a forum. Isn't
it nice to have support of others and feel invisible to individuality because of this cyber 'gang' culture. Gang does not have a negative
conotation in this context, I'd like to add. I'm merely stating how, because it's easier to take the side of the masses rather than speak out and
be an individual, you feel more superior and more able to make brusque, somewhat rude, sarcastic statements from behind the cyber group you have
become part of in this thread.
At no point have I written about being selfish or arrogant. Nor have I said I really want the money back. Nor have I said I never do good, kind
acts. In fact, if you'd take the time to read rather than tag along to this cyber group which you feel you can so easily join rather than standing
out and being individual and stating your own ideas rather than those of your new collective, you would see that I have written about many good acts I
have performed, do perform and will continue to perform.
It really does show a complete lack of individuality when people start writing all the same things; I am most sure that the majority, when taken aside
as an individual, will actually feel the same way I do - but dear goodness never speak out alone about it because ofthe protection of your gang
culture is more comfortable.
Look at me, all alone in this thread with everyone challenging me, finding stupid holes in my words just for something to say because its easier;
rather than the more upfront and individual thing of actually embarking on a conversation about the subject.
A few facts remain:
I did a good deed to that man. How many of you lot have actually approached a homeless person to give? I'd bet my life a fair few. Unfortunately,
you can write anything on this thread to counter my words which renders any discussion of this completely irrelevant.
Homeless people, whilst, as you say (note: you say, not me) have mental problems, so do people who are not homeless. People with some mental problems
go to hospitals or have family. I will not accept, under any circumstance, that every homeless person I have ever seen in my life (and I've seen a
few in the cities I've visited) has a mental problem. It's just mindless to say that. You absolutely cannot deny that ALSO a 'fair few' are
doing nothing for themselves when they 'could' be - and it is these individuals whom I wish to talk about. Mental illness is something beyond my or
your control - and I'm sorry for them, just like those starving in other countries and yes, it's down to authorities to sort out such problems
which, we can see, they fail at miserably.
A large majority of non-homeless people also do not make large inputs into their lives and to say 'they can't is something I do not accept. It is
the word of someone who is afraid of trying. I also find it astonishing that you all think I have no experience of 'the other side'. It's easy to
write anything on this board, but how do I know you have? You can write anything and i must believe in the same way you must believe me. So, I
I had 2 friends commit suicide within 2 weeks when I was 17. One boy I know did become homeless (and I think still is). I know an individual who
lost his job and wife (who was pregnant). I know a guy who lived in the back of his car but worked part-time in a snooker/pool house, afraid to go
near his family.
For the relatives of the friends, I was the most present. For the homeless boy I drove him wherever he needed and sometimes bought food till he
disappeared (police/crime unfortunately