quote:Originally posted by Cockney_Rebel Some people don't want to be helped
True, and those types should be passed over in favor of one that does.
quote:Originally posted by Large Filipino He's like a pet.
DRZ has a dude pet.
My thoughts exactly.
Everyone needs to remember this eternal fact of life, "Something given is not earned." Since it is not earned it will have no real lasting value to the recipient. Such can even cause resentment toward the person giving it away. However, if the assistance offered is earned in some way, even if through a promise to someday pay the debt forward, the recipient will feel as if they themselves have earned it. That sense of ownership and being rewarded for work is key to helping people help themselves. That inner sense of achievement will help to bolster a desire to improve themselves and their life. It can even bloom into a desire to help others the same as they where helped in a time of need.
quote:Originally posted by Tefl Yes, I have no doubt he is employable at something. Even if it's nothing more than pushing a broom or cutting grass. Everyone has the capability to contribute to society in some way or another.