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I agree. Except for the camping out part
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It has nothing to do with obesity or suicide.. it´s about Governement building houses for the underprivileged...
When I say, "...it starts with us."

I don't mean: Pull up your bootstrap.

I literally meant: ALL OF US

....has to be part of the solution.

Not just the individual involved.

Not just the government.

Not just the family affected.

Not just the society at large.

All of us being part of the solution.

Or else...this problem will and can NEVER be solved. Never.
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When I say, "...it starts with us."

I don't mean: Pull up your bootstrap.

I literally meant: ALL OF US

....has to be part of the solution.

Not just the individual involved.

Not just the government.

Not just the family affected.

Not just the society at large.

All of us being part of the solution.

Or else...this problem will and can NEVER be solved. Never.
Values have to be turned upside down. We need to have the utmost respect for failed and failure. We need to worship failure because all learning and every change comes from failure. There would not be philosophy, science, religion, theater, literature wasn´t for weakness, mistake, self doubt and wrong doings but we worship success. No one learns anything from success. Not even the successfull.
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When I say, "...it starts with us."

I don't mean: Pull up your bootstrap.

I literally meant: ALL OF US

....has to be part of the solution.

Not just the individual involved.

Not just the government.

Not just the family affected.

Not just the society at large.

All of us being part of the solution.

Or else...this problem will and can NEVER be solved. Never.
How are you going to solve a problem when the person that has the problem doesn't see the need?

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How are you going to solve a problem when the person that has the problem doesn't see the need?

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Do you think that all homeless people fit this description?
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Do you think that all homeless people fit this description?
How do you see people when you are homeless, when every symbol of social adjustment, every material thing is denied, taken away from you?
His/ her perspective of what we are about should be more acurate and relevant than those who are established and connected.
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How do you see people when you are homeless, when every symbol of social adjustment, every material thing is denied, taken away from you?
His/ her perspective of what we are about should be more acurate and relevant than those who are established and connected.
I am not sure what you are trying to say. My response was to a statement about homeless people not being aware that they have a problem. Do not believe that most homeless people are unwilling or unable to be helped. It is a myth that people choose to be poor, or homeless, or addicted, and that they are content with their situation and don’t want to improve it. Much like the myth of the self made person or myth that everyone has a chance if they just work hard enough.
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I am not sure what you are trying to say. My response was to a statement about homeless people not being aware that they have a problem. Do not believe that most homeless people are unwilling or unable to be helped. It is a myth that people choose to be poor, or homeless, or addicted, and that they are content with their situation and don’t want to improve it. Much like the myth of the self made person or myth that everyone has a chance if they just work hard enough.
I agree with you.
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