reply to post by Hefficide
Excuse the delay. My son is having a sleepover and my laptop was used for Madagascar 3 and Arthur Christmas.
Heff, there are specific instances where just a helping hand isn't enough. My attempt is not directed so much at your friend as it is to people that
just need that little bit of help.
How many times have we all heard;
If I just had a baby sitter for that week
If I just knew that one person with contatcs
If I just had a little help.
I don't want a grand sweeping movement where we instill educational reform, set up scholarships, instill communism (
) provide mountaiuns of
money, set up huge networks.
As many have said, there will be those that don't want to leave their "box".
They are free to choose that life.
What I want to do is instill the sense that, even doing the smallest things, can make big impacts. Teaching people to read, helping people with
computer skills, wood work, electronics, plumbing, giving time to watch someones kids, lending someone a suit for an interview . . . . . etc.
We can create an impact on our society if we return to the values that we have had before.
Society has abdicated responsibility to help, TO the government. We need to return to the values that enabled us to succeed so we can help those that
really DO want to succeed as well.
The fewer checks that the government pays out to people that don't really want to rely on government will enable governmentto provide for those that
really need it.
I wish our society could be so perfect that we had no use for government. But it is here to stay. We might as well have it work more effectively
though. And we can do that by helping those that can really do without government.
I hope this answered yours and many others questions.