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    • omg another homeless drug addict! -- Votes: 18
    • omg!maybe they/him/her needs food etc... -- Votes: 77
TheNuge 1 child; Pennsylvania 22978 posts
3rd Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting EnnaBennaBanana:</b>" That I want to help them. I keep cards in my car that I made, it has a Bible verse on them and then I ... [snip!] ... I don't care if they are a drug addict or not..I had a family member who was a drug addict and homeless.. they need food too."</blockquote>




That's a good idea and a nice thing to do.

user banned 1 child; Boston, Massachusetts 30985 posts
3rd Feb '13

wheeeelp.... i live in the city. im pretty jaded towards homeless as awful as it might sounds, its pretty commonplace. there's several people i often help out. like bob the veteran on the north washington street bridge. im always hooking him up with gloves, hats, snacks, cash, etc.



its pretty easy to tell the junkies from the genuine homeless and destitute.

EnnaBennaBanana Due February 2; 2 kids; Maryland 6195 posts
3rd Feb '13
Quoting shes*almost*one!:" wheeeelp.... i live in the city. im pretty jaded towards homeless as awful as it might sounds, its pretty ... [snip!] ... him up with gloves, hats, snacks, cash, etc. its pretty easy to tell the junkies from the genuine homeless and destitute."


Why does it matter though?
If you think someone is a drug addict or drunk why not give them food then? Alot of them have a serious addiction and it's pretty much a disease. My family member was addicted to herion for over 20 years ... left and became homeless and just changed into a completely different person from drugs. Giving food, or coats to keep warm or what not can help. There are alot of people addicted to drugs that are homeless and they can end up dead from the cold or from having no food. They need help too. :)

user banned 1 child; Boston, Massachusetts 30985 posts
3rd Feb '13
Quoting EnnaBennaBanana:" Why does it matter though? If you think someone is a drug addict or drunk why not give them food then? ... [snip!] ... addicted to drugs that are homeless and they can end up dead from the cold or from having no food. They need help too. :)"


i didnt say that i only give to sober old men... go re-read. i said its easy to tell the difference. i give money and things to people i have got to know and built a repoire with. addiction is a disease yes, no one is denying that. if you're an addict begging for money on the street instead of robbing an old lady at an ATM i give you soooo much credit for that. i know what it feels like to be sick. its not a good place to be. there are also many oganizations out there to help the homeless. if you're homeless its by choice...

Layla-and-Faith 2 kids; Nova Scotia 656 posts
3rd Feb '13

I feel sad for them. I lways give them a few dollars, once I give it to them it becomes theirs. They can spend it however they wish.

user banned Lesbos, Greece 95211 posts
3rd Feb '13

Not to mention that people give addicted people a hard time because it's preventable, which isn't always the case necessarily. Some people get addicted to help deal with depression because they can't afford the mental health care they need, for instance.



Homeless because of addiction? It's preventable and you suck at life.
Homeless because of life? Oh, you poor thing. Life is truly unfair.



Essentially.

EnnaBennaBanana Due February 2; 2 kids; Maryland 6195 posts
3rd Feb '13
Quoting shes*almost*one!:" i didnt say that i only give to sober old men... go re-read. i said its easy to tell the difference. ... [snip!] ... not a good place to be. there are also many oganizations out there to help the homeless. if you're homeless its by choice..."


I see. I guess I read what you wrote wrong.

user banned 1 child; Boston, Massachusetts 30985 posts
3rd Feb '13
Quoting SAFFY
EnnaBennaBanana Due February 2; 2 kids; Maryland 6195 posts
3rd Feb '13
Quoting SAFFY
user banned Lesbos, Greece 95211 posts
3rd Feb '13
Quoting shes*almost*one!:" nothing is preventable. we live our lives, things happen. no one says i want to wake up dope sick in the morning begging for quarters to get a bag"


I never said it was. That's just the thought pattern people typically have when they put one type of homeless person over another.



Kind of like how aborting a rape baby is okay but not a "preventable" one.

user banned Lesbos, Greece 95211 posts
3rd Feb '13
Quoting EnnaBennaBanana:" Homeless because of addiction they suck at life? Really??? Maybe it's just because I grew up around ... [snip!] ... and clothes also... You never know someones full story... I always try to be compassionate toward homeless.. addicts or not."

Notice I said "people tend to think" not "I tend to think".

EnnaBennaBanana Due February 2; 2 kids; Maryland 6195 posts
3rd Feb '13
Quoting SAFFY
user banned Lesbos, Greece 95211 posts
3rd Feb '13
Quoting EnnaBennaBanana:" I just went back to edit since I thought you would think that after posting. Guess I was to late lol.. go back and look."


ha It's all good.

user banned 1 child; Boston, Massachusetts 30985 posts
3rd Feb '13
Quoting SAFFY
~*~Modern*Day*Delilah~*~ 17 kids; Connecticut 15826 posts
4th Feb '13

Honestly, I don't think either right away- I always think "Is this guy who is holding up a sign begging for money, RIGHT next to my car door at the entrance of the mall, REALLY homeless, or do they want to carjack me and kill me and cannibalize me?" THAT is my first thought,as horrible as that sounds LMAO I have a natural distrust for anyone and everyone. Can't help it. HOWEVER, after that initial fear of being murdered, I think "Maybe they need food"....I don't know...I'm an a*****e I guess lol