38 thoughts on “Short Thoughts (29)

    1. I knew of an experienced paramedic who ended up losing his job, and living in a small tent on the streets. His former colleagues were amazed how he had come to that, and it made a lot of people sit up and think.
      Best wishes, Pete.

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  1. Every homeless person has a story and there are so many reasons people become homeless! It could truly happen to any one of us. Much of my working life was with the homeless working with the most vulnerable members of society. I include those who abuse substances, once it has a grip it doesn’t easily let go and it takes inner strength to recover.

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  2. The homeless are among us because of serious structural flaws in our culture and society. Unfortunately, we choose not to solve the problems that make people homeless. For starters give them a basic income that is not reduced if they earn more. As I recall, you bought the book that spells out how to democratize money which would provide them with that basic income. Warmest regards, Theo

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  3. Indeed Pete…we have a terrible homeless problem here – getting worse every year. Many are young, presumably more interested in drug and drink than any responsible life…those I have less sympathy for…however, for homeless families, and older people, the options are so unpleasant…my wife features companies and organizations on her show that try to help families in need by giving them supplies, rent, even apartments, etc. When you think that the few dollars you have in your pocket means another day of food for someone, it’s shameful that we can’t figure out a way to solve it…

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    1. There is such a difference between those younger, ‘professional’ beggars, and a man like that one. You could tell he didn’t want to be there, instead of choosing that as a way of life as so many do.
      Best wishes, Pete.

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    1. Yes indeed. When I was in the ambulance service, I soon learned that many homeless people had very similar backgrounds to my own. Very much a ‘there but for a lucky break’ situation.
      Best wishes, Pete.

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