This is so spot on. For one, I can’t afford to throw money at people or problems. I have a family to support. After it’s all said and done, bills are paid, kids are fed and cared for if there is any remaining money I’m going to invest in myself because I’m equally as deserving as the homeless person with the cardboard sign, and if they really, truly wanted and needed help then my time and assistance is so much more valuable than my money.

I always offer something to eat and the same as you I’m most often turned down.

I felt judged while reading this. I clicked on it thinking there would be some solution but all I got out of this is having assumption made about assumption I make when it comes to homelessness.

Newspaper reporter in Eastern Iowa. The views expressed are mine alone.

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