NEW VIDEO: "How Do YOU Talk to Homeless People?"
Some people are kind, some ignore...and some are downright rude.
Which one are YOU?
Here's a quick story of my interaction with a homeless man yesterday...when I had nothing to give.
Conversations With Homeless People
How do YOU speak to the homeless?
Do you speak to the homeless?
Earlier this week, I had the chance to speak to a young man as he stood, sign in hand, on the median at a busy intersection.
I typically do not share money with individuals, preferring instead to donate money and resources to local non-profits which help the homeless.
Instead, I simply put down my window and shared a kind word with him and wished him the best for a turn-around in his life.
I was pleasantly surprised to hear him be most appreciative of my words, as he shared with me some of the hurtful things others say to him...all day long.
Are there people out there begging for money who are scamming the public?
Yes. Are there people panhandling who actually are well off, adn not in need?
Yes. Are there people who are genuinely struggling, who have little other choice than begging?
My choice, after trying to avoid connecting eyes for a few awkward moments, was to simply wish him the best...and he was actually appreciative of this gift.
How have you treated the homeless, and those in need, in your community?
Have you at least been respectful of their humanity, or have your words been hurtful and belittling?
If the latter is true...WHY?
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