Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Won't it be strange when we're all fully grown?

I think that sometimes when people are doing volunteer work, it doesn't occur to them that the types of problems that are being dealt with are things that they're working to erase. Something else is that they hadn't really thought about that, and that the student just wished that others could share in the positive experiences that he experienced while at the shelter.

It would take more than our current apathetic society would be willing to do to get people off the streets and out of shelters, in my opinion. Some end up on the streets because of unpleasant living circumstances, being thrust out into the world with nothing, bad decisions, etc. Too many people's opinions are that if someone is homeless or in a shelter that it is that person's fault that they are there, that they aren't trying hard enough to lead a "proper" life, and just generally not seeing that individual as possibly being a victim.

By the time any of my potential grandchildren come along, I think that the amount of homeless will have either increased exponentially or just the the opposite, one extreme or the other. In that time lapse I don't think it would be just a slight change from now, unpleasant events seem to preferring to bite fast and hard, or good things working so quickly that everyone wonders how something so nice managed to arrive so promptly.

Though it's a different different subject, I felt this still could apply:

"Help the aged, one time they were just like you,
drinking, smoking cigs and sniffing glue. Help the aged,
don't just put them in a home,
can't have much fun in there all on their own."
~Jarvis Crocker


Enrique Cardon said...

I hate it when people say that they are on the streets because it is their fault! You definitely got the right idea, and I think you are going to have the time of your life in San Diego.

pierre-olivier said...

You can even bring your baby, oo.. ooOOoo oo-oo.