This is an issue that must be personal choice:
When you hear a person who is asking for help do you find out why?
This is an issue that people don’t want to hear and have brought attention to. But it needs too have done. When a person is saying help me the problem is that too many people have turned a blind eye to. It has become in some sense a political issue. People want to be able to say they are a good person but when there is a challenge that they don’t want face they say that ‘someone else will take care of it.’
If you were walking down the street and saw a person whose house was on fire and they were trying to get their kids out, you would help. If you saw a person having a medical issue you would dial for emergency services and try to help the person.
Yet when you see a person who is trying to make ends meet, do you help? When a person goes to the closest church for help with their rent and they are told that they aren’t a member, so they can’t get help, how do you feel? What about when a person needs warm clothes and they are told that they must prove how they spend every cent that they have, and they do and get told to wait, how do you feel?
When you see a person who needs help with getting their groceries up the stairs, do you help? Do you expect to get something in return? Why? Why is this world one that all the problems are too remote, too far away?
Why do some expect people to jump through every hoop to try to get some of the basics? Why can’t they be willing to understand that there is pain that comes with asking for help? When a person says they are disabled why should they have to prove it beyond a reasonable doubt that they are? How many jobs do they have to lose? How many times do they have to be told there are a freak? When will we stop judging people?
Here is my problem, when I have to ask for help and it makes me sick to do so, I hate having to prove it beyond a reasonable doubt. I hate having to explain the fact that everything I do is to try to make things work the best for my family. I am the person that puts everyone else first, hell my cat gets more than I do, and it is never good enough.
I have short stories on line for sale, I have tried to do the ‘Go Fund Me’ routine and a concrete plant in the town I live in was able to get a ton of money for making it look nicer, but I can’t get any for helping my family. Does this make any sense?