It's Friday 11:21 PM right now. I can hear the rain outside. It makes me feel at peace because I'm not out there in the rain. Though I do feel sorry for the stray dogs/cats/other animals out there. I mean it's not their fault they're out there all alone and wet. Being inside a warm comfortable house while it rains outside makes me think of homeless people. I mean, when i was younger (im 15 right now), my best friend and I were at this building with her mom. We saw a homeless person outside and felt sorry for them. The homeless person, of course, had a sign asking for money. I can't quite remember the sign, actually I can't quite remember why we were, there or what building but that's not the point. So my friend and I, hunted around inside the building for spare change. Whenever we found a coin we'd give it to the homeless person. We didn't find much, probably only gave the person 10 or 11 cents that we found. Then my friend's Mother told her something and she stopped. My friend told me that her mother said we shouldn't give money to him/her (can't remember gender) because it was his/her fault that he/she was out there. He/she could go and get a job any time he/she wanted but he/she was just too lazy. In the end, since I was with my friend, I stopped looking for money. Come to think of it now I'm not quite sure that's true. Personally, I have mixed feelings about homeless people. Some say that they deserve to be homeless because they're lazy, that they could get a job anytime they wanted. Others say that that is not true, some homeless people were put in that situation from coming from poor families or some other reason. Once I believed the first accusation. Now that I really think about it I'm not sure. I guess homeless people could either be lazy or actually hard working but still not able to afford a house. I'm very glad I'm not in that situation. With all the things in our life going on, we usually rarely thing about how lucky we are. Truly we could have been born into a entirely different life. We could have been born into one of those African lives where there is contaminated water and not enough food, so that even though we don't eat enough, we'd have round sticking out bellies, (I know that there's a reason for that... I think that's also why anorexic people think they're fat but it's just because they haven't eaten. Some reason I forgot.) I easily could have been born into a war so I would have been a child of war. Or, like some people, I could have been born into a poor family, not enough food to eat. Going to bed with your stomach feeling like its stuck to your spine because there isn't any food in there as it aches. That feeling could be for any of the born into situations I've mentioned. It makes you think doesn't it? Well if not you, it surely makes me think.
· Sat Oct 15, 2005 @ 07:38am · 0 Comments