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What does love look like? Video that makes you think.

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posted on Jun, 20 2012 @ 11:43 PM
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Hurt me with the truth, but never confront me with a lie...

It's better if no description is given. Can love be seen by contrast to our lack thereof?


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posted on Jun, 20 2012 @ 11:54 PM
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Can love be seen by contrast to our lack thereof?


It can be felt...



feel that?




posted on Jun, 20 2012 @ 11:57 PM
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Please explain enoch...this is totally not like your past threads.I watched pretty japan girls eat for the first minute then got hungry.



posted on Jun, 20 2012 @ 11:58 PM
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Yea they're lucky they haven't been corrupted by money...is this in relation to that other video about there should be a law against throwing away food in any way

I have being hearing this a lot So.....syncronicity...not sure if I spelled that correct



posted on Jun, 21 2012 @ 12:00 AM
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Another great video. I remember seeing this one before.



posted on Jun, 21 2012 @ 12:07 AM
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Originally posted by ElOmen
Yea they're lucky they haven't been corrupted by money...is this in relation to that other video about there should be a law against throwing away food in any way

I have being hearing this a lot So.....syncronicity...not sure if I spelled that correct


True. The real crime is how easy it is to actually grow food. My garden will feed us all summer. Seeds can be saved. I tried to buy a homeless guy a meal not too long ago. He refused. He said food is the easiest thing he can get any given day. What he wanted was a beer. He then proceeded to ask me if I had any money instead so he could go get some. Underneath our own society, the true problem is that we consume so much of what we don't need that it eventually destroys us.



posted on Jun, 21 2012 @ 12:09 AM
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might i ask if he got the beer he asked for?




posted on Jun, 21 2012 @ 12:47 AM
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Originally posted by Akragon
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might i ask if he got the beer he asked for?



I offered food and some good conversation. He said, "I need beer man. Any kind of beer. Light beer, dark beer...I don't care. Just give me a beer man." He then turned back to the trash can he was rummaging through. I went on my way.

There are always people who really need help. It seems like most of the ones on the streets around here have created more debt than reward for themselves by self-gratifying behaviors. Like I have said before. Take reward and a debt is created. Smoke and you get cancer. Suffer the work of exercise and proper diet and reward follows. Suffering on purpose is the point for maintaining a stable life.



posted on Jun, 21 2012 @ 01:08 AM
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When I was a kid (age 11) things became really hard for my family, no work, dad sick, we eventually were homeless for quite a while. My mother, sister and I would sleep in the car, trying to get help where we could. My mother and sister would work when they could but when you don't have an address or a place to clean up, good clothes to wear, it is hard to get work. Thankfully there were people that were kind and would help. But there were the others who wanted to taunt and torment us - one night while sleeping in the car a group of jerks on motorcycles kept circling our car banging on it trying to scare us - as if we weren't already scared before they arrived - nights were hard and many people who haven't seen hardship can be jerks. It is easy to say "get a job" or "take a shower" when the person doing the yelling gets to go home to 4 walls and a bathroom, hot dinner and the escape of the television.

That time of my life shaped my way of thinking and I will never forget being so hungry that I thought I would die, so scared all the time, and so thristy that even now I feel panic when I don't have water handy. And the worse part was the humiliation. We lived in a shelter for a while, slightly better choice than being on the streets - shelters are just a different kind of frightening and nasty (at least from what I remember).

There was this family, and not sure how we ended up in their home, but they took us in for an evening and made us breakfast for dinner. There was so much food and I couldn't believe that people could have so much or be so kind. I will never forget that. There were many people who came along to asist us. A group of young people helped us and would bring us things in the shelter and they kept some of our stuff that we couldn't take in (we didn't have much but didn't want to lose what we had). They never bothered our things and were very kind. Unfortunately the kind people were fewer than the mean ones.

There were so many people living on the streets and some were mentally ill, a few were really scary, some drug addicts, and some were really fine but just didn't know they had a choice. Not knowing a choice is available is probably the saddest of all. But even the "crooks" on the street were doing what they felt they had to do so they could survive - can't imagine things are much different now. The rules are very different when you are in that position. There were a few who were just lazy but in reality most just wanted to eat, some wanted to self-medicate (can't say that I blamed them) and others just wanted to be left alone. There are so many reasons people end up homeless and in many ways it is a trap that is hard to get out of. Even when the body is taken out of the situation, the mind is still there for a long time and that is why so many keep falling back into that same place.

When things changed for us and we were back in our hometown and I went back to school I just couldn't shake that part of me who had lived on the streets and had to beg. It took a long time to crawl out of that place. Long after I had my own home and a great job making good money (I am one of the lucky ones) I still felt like that kid who didn't have a place to live, who most thought of as trash to toss aside or make fun of. I can still feel panic inside and have that fear of being homeless (not even close to a reality but the fear still hangs in the back of my mind).

I work in the real estate industry and now with all the foreclosures and going into homes where people have been evicted, seeing kids toys and special things that had to be left behind, sometimes even pets (so sad), it takes me back. Makes me feel sick to think another family may be going through the very thing I did and knowing they will never be the same again.

So, to answer the question, When I see a homeless person, I give what I can and treat everyone with respect. Sometimes the respect means more than the dollar I can toss in their cup. I don't choose what to give them, I give them what they ask for if I have it. They make the choice with what they do with the money. So if my dollar goes for a bottle of cheap wine, then wine it is.

This was posted to me back a few years ago and i kept it to remind me what its like to be without..peace,sugarcookie1



posted on Jun, 21 2012 @ 12:30 PM
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I live in a country where you can help and wellfare if you are clean if you stick to it. The system is not perfect and you need to conform and there is people who fall thru for some reasons. The homeless normaly sell a kind of homelessmagazine to get some money. I do not really know why they are not 100% in the wellfare system but they become very humble people (not much ego left there) in a way but maybe to nice for this world/system. I do belive the connection of being noticed is in fact more important to them than the money. You can see it in the way they look at you when you give them a very big smile and the smile back.



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