I was once called a "sucker" by a very rich fellow for giving a dollar to a homeless man.

I replied “the day I summarily judge a man as worthless for being poor, I will have lost something far more valuable than a dollar”.


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Comment by Sicile on December 20, 2010 at 11:11am

I've done it too.  Who am I to judge his situation?  We are all just one bad event away from being in that same place.  Just one and we could be catapulted into a place we never thought we would be.  People will spend $40 - $50 to put out bird seed in the winter for the birds, but won't help a fellow human in need.  I don't understand it.

Comment by Miguel on November 27, 2010 at 9:22pm
Karen, I watch it happen to my dad and step-mom. As they become wealthier they became part of the golf-country-club-gated-community, fox news watching culture. They resent paying taxes and see the world as being comprised of two types of people, those with money and those without it. The ones without money are losers and a drain on society. Why spend a penny on losers? That is how they see it.
Comment by Karen Loethen on November 27, 2010 at 12:19pm
I have had that happen before too and I wonder...when does it happen? That moment that the rich man loses his very connection to humanity?
CERTAINLY not all wealthy people have lost their connection, but many do...
Comment by Miguel on November 24, 2010 at 1:34pm
Louis, well my sentiments exactly but sometimes there are more powerful ways of saying things, especially to a family member.

Adrianne, there is a persistent effort by people that do not want to invest in social programs to diminish those less fortunate or in need of help. Their efforts are paying off.
Comment by Louis on November 24, 2010 at 3:08am
I would have just said, "fuck yourself," but that's just me ;]
Comment by Adrianne on November 24, 2010 at 3:04am
I couldn't have said anything better. Too many people have lost sight of what is truly important.

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