Part of the Problem
It's bad enough that Dallas and some of these other cities are banning the homeless from doing anything at all in public*, but to then come out and say they're doing because they want to get the homeless some help? Isn't that a bit like saying you're going to shoot someone so they can learn to handle a gun?
And they think that they can just legislate the problem away, like a bad pork barrel project.
I'm sorry, but this level of stupidity shouldn't exist at any level of government.
In other news, I've heard from several people that say they can see the Google ad at the top of the page. Maybe it's just this computer that I'm using that's making it difficult for me; it's the most cantankerous one I've ever dealt with. Regardless, thanks to all who care to donate, through Google Ads or PayPal, and don't forget the needy just down the street from you. "How can you love God, who you've never seen, but not love your brother, who you see every day?"
*The print version of the article listed a number of behaviors proscribed by city, and I noticed that most of them are ones that feed the prevailing stereotype of the homeless. Still, these cities should have a heart. Thankfully, Greensboro isn't on this list, but there but for the grace of God go we.
So, pick my brain ... Take advantage of me! Use me in any way you wish! I don't want money, credit or thanks. My "reward" is knowing that you've listened and made your own decision.
My biggest fear was that once I've gotten out of the hole I was in and became "one of them" I'd act as snobby or indifferent to those in the same position I was once in. The funny thing is, I started out with excited that I could help others, but now I'm starting to understand their thinking. Please, if anything else, don't let me become one of them!
So, once again, I ask you free of charge and with no strings attached, what question would you LOVE to have answered in the most generic of terms regarding your life, career or anything else? The only thing you must keep in mind is that it's up to you to implement them.
How do you know where I started? You have an idea, but its wrong. How do you know I havent followed the last years of Martin Luther King, Jr. where he became a sincere advocate for the poor, which ultimately lead to his assassination? What about Lyndon Baines Johnson? Did those people at that time also not understand that somewhere, anywhere there is a gold coin lying under a rock, and this coin will bring them economic salvation?
There s nothing that I want to ask you, I m convinced that you among others dont know what you re talking about. You didnt want to become one of "those" people? You are one of those people. It reflected in your piety. "YOU have the answers to it all!" "Oh great Maharishi, bring me a cure for what ails me, please!" It all runs together like some Tony Robbins feel good seminar that never addresses real issues and only talks in perjoratives that can never be quantified. And the inability to quantify makes it impossible to ascertain if you even know what it is you profess to know. Metrics is what I m referring to.
I m really interested in knowing how the middle class "burn" themselves? The answer is in you, you hold the keys to your redemption. And uh, I ll pass on the FOX News Network talking points. They ll sound just as facetious coming from you as they do coming from Bill O'Reilly.
By the way, do a wikipedia/google/msn/yahoo search for the definition of avolokitisvara.
Secondly, you might be right... Maybe I DO think I'm "Holier-than-thou" because I know so much. But why do you anger yourself with my arrogance and not rejoice in my advice that could very well be correct? I admit that arrogance is my weakness and I try every day to work around it, but I seem to always fail. I will NEVER give up, but for now I unfortunately have to go through a "trial and error" period.
I learned from the top people in the top companies in the world, and I have myself become one of the top people in my industry as a result. You might be dismissive of my cousin at Citigroup, but you must deal with the consequences of depriving yourself of that knowledge that I was willing to pass along to anybody willing to hear it. You can no longer complain about how rich a VP at Citigroup is because you were given the opportunity to learn something about how he got to that top spot. I'm not saying that you too can be a VP, but hey, you're smart enough to maybe be a VP, aren't you?
I m not angry at all. By the way they give out VP titles at financial firms like candy canes at MACY'S during the Thanksgiving Day parade. Who isnt a VP after being there for at least 4 years? Yea, man, everybody goes to school to get an MBA but how come businesses dont get any better?
"By the way, do a wikipedia/google/msn/yahoo search for the definition of avolokitisvara."
So, I did a wikipedia/google/msn/yahoo search for the definition of "avolokitisvara" and got 0 results outside of your Blogger comments. YOU told ME to search for a word that YOU suggested to me, and I couldn't find it. Since Google suggested the correct spelling I thought it would be nice of me to let you know that you mispelled the word. Most humble people would have apologized or would have been grateful...