Homeless people won’t be getting any pocket change from me. I’m not gonna give these people my hard-earned money just so they can spend it on booze or drugs, when they could easily put it toward buying themselves one of those poor people houses in their very own neighborhood, something which I assume must exist and cost around $2.00 or so.
Why would I shell out money that I worked for so that homeless people can spend it on harmful things as opposed to what must be a perfectly fine, completely livable house with heat and utilities included? What lesson does that teach?
It’s not my problem that these people choose to booze their lives away on the street just because they think they are too good to live in a $2.00 house or whatever. Yeah, so it’s not the Ritz. It’s still a house!
It doesn’t just end with housing.
When people ask for money for food, I know they’re just gonna spend it on cheap, unhealthy junk. They choose to do this, rather than spend it on a nutrient-rich, balanced meal with fresh produce and a lean protein – of which there must be some kind of equivalent for them that costs, like, 75 cents.
What about just simply talking to them, or showing general compassion? Now that’s where it gets tricky.
I assume if you smile at a homeless person, or even look them in the eye, something truly awful happens to you and your family. Maybe you lose all your money or you get injured or something. I have to imagine there’s a totally valid reason not to be kind to homeless people, and that’s why my parents did it and that’s why I do it.
It’s a vicious cycle, and one that I have absolutely no intention of encouraging.
So, next time someone asks you for a quarter, really stop and think. Are they going to use it on something that will make their lives just a little more tolerable for the moment, or what they should use it on? I am of course referring to a special poor person house with an equivalent car and consistent food supply, which all has to cost, at most, around $4.25. I mean that’s a thing, right? It’s not like we live in the dark ages.