Not all who Wander are Lost. The U.S., as a society made up of "caring human beings", has a responsibility that every other herd, flock, pack, gaggle, or swarm of nature accepts and abides by as the law of, or their very right just to exist in nature, and that is to take care of its own.
It is not the government's role to solve this. It is up to each individual who makes up the pack of "caring human beings" to look at themselves close enough to recognize and thus change their individual behavior that has duped the collective herd into believing its ok to have dumped so many of their brothers, mothers, children, parents and grandparents along the side of the road.
We Each, need to stop and recognize our self-righteously wrong excuse and judgement of a reason, be it our own ego or warped perception of othersÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ addiction, criminal, psychotic, black sheep embarrassment, or just plain old sloth Ã¢â‚¬Å“behaviorÃ¢â‚¬Â, and go back to pick up our brother, mother, inlaw's twisted sister or stepmother's neighbor's wicked cousin, and accept our responsibility to help each of the Ã¢â‚¬Å“Caring who just happen to be Homeless" that we've dumped along the side of the road.
Then the government and nature can do their respective jobs and tend to the few that still remain outside of the caring human being pack.
An idea worth spreading
What if, each of us befriended just one homeless person? Start off slow, an actual hello when you walk by, maybe add in a smile. How about the standard greeting we use with our friends or work associates, "Hello, how are you?" What if, we take it to the next step? An occasional lunch meeting or at least coffee and a bagel. Here's where it gets challenging: What if, you got to know one Homeless person well enough, you invite them over for a weekend to share your time with family and friends? What if, they became your dog sitter or even your day care provider? What if, they became your house sitter when you're travelling? What if, they became YOUR BEST FRIEND? I was amazed when I started trying this, and the life that it reopened. For me, as much as my new friends. What if, WE CREATED A SHORTAGE OF HOMELESS PEOPLE BECAUSE OF THIS, THEREBY INCREASING THEIR VALUE? We'd have to start Importing them just like Iraqi Oil! How's that for an idea worth spreading????
I'm passionate about
Raising the Awareness of the homeless crisis by publishing their stories. I've found the most amazing people on the streets who have something they need to say that we need to listen to, and hear.
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The homeless crisis.
People don't know I'm good at
understanding true intent.
My TED story
I left a 25 year "professional"career to travel and get reacquainted with a simpler life. I found the plight of the Homeless intriguing and thought I'd explore the why. What I found is amazing. We've left them behind, not the other way around. Someone or thing who was in their inner circle let them down, usually more than once. Where do they turn? Inward. If Facebook and Google+ can extend our network of friends, how about we extend it to them?