Originally posted by bpg131313
Originally posted by sheepslayer247
It's not just California, I have seen a huge growth in the number of people homeless in my area....or so poor they might as well be.
I'm not saying this to be a fear monger, but things are getting bad out there!
People can blame politics or whatever, but the best thing to do is to give them a few bucks or feed them. They are our brothers and sisters and we
could only dream for generosity if we were in that predicament.
Good luck to you all. We are not far off from begging and stealing ourselves.
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Here's the problem I have with all of this. Where are their families in all of this? I've had an uncle and a cousin so far lose their house and
jobs. They are staying with our grandparents and have been earning their keep working on the house, spitting firewood, and doing odd jobs around the
town. The only answers I can think of are that the homeless either have no extended family, or they do have family and they've screwed up so much
that their family no longer has anything to do with them. Blood is thicker than water. If their own families aren't taking them in and helping them
out, then I'm certainly not inclined to help them.
I'm sure that most of you will think I'm evil for saying this, but perhaps it's not a bad thing for the species if they weren't around anymore.
Every other animal on the planet has to follow the rules. The weak are left behind and eaten by wolves. There's a sign at pretty much every
trailhead I've ever been to. It reads, "Please do not feed the animals. They will become dependent on you feeding them and will not be able to
fend for themselves." The same applies to our species.
Could not agree with you more! I have a relative like that. Already mentioned them. He's basically made himself unwelcome. Two months in our
home, and he stole money from us, even from my 10-yr-old son, complained if he was asked to do anything to help around the house, was far less than
serious about getting a job, treated us like we owed him something, complained every time the kids did ANYTHING, even if they were being really good,
and so on. He's stolen from other family as well, and other friends (now, I assume, former friends), to the point that almost no one is willing to
help. Basically because you can't help. Someone that thinks they are too good to work, that the world owes them a living (and I wish I was
exaggerating), that talks trash about everyone that tries to help them, that won't follow simple rules of hygiene, and that behaves like a total
degenerate, you can't help. In that case, he's going to have to realize that he, and only he, put himself where he is, and decide to change his
attitude and behavior. His deal coming to us was simple. Either he got a job, and saved for a car and a place, covering his expenses, or he worked
at our house, doing some needed repairs, helping clean, etc, to earn his keep. He didn't think he should do either one. Not only could we not
afford to support him, we didn't think it was right to subject the kids to daily harassment, or make them do without. If he'd been like the family
you describe, he could have stayed. In the end, he chose to leave, when told he was going to pay back what he stole, and for things he deliberately
No, you aren't evil for saying what you did. In his case, if he can't survive, well, that's HIS option. He had every chance, and more help than
he should have had. I am sure some extended family would call me mean or something, but they would learn, if they tried helping him. Yeah, he's
family, and I love him, but I cannot, and will not, help him ever again. All I will do is pray that he wises up, that God gives him a swift kick to
the seat of his pants, and he realizes he, and only he, can make his life better. He's in a place now with programs for people that want to have a
better life. All they have to do is set goals, agree to stop any substance abuse (and yes, he's also an alcoholic and has used drugs), and try to
find work. Instead, he makes excuses.