It's better than Hobo-bashing. (Some guy paid homeless guys 20 dollars each to throw themselves into fixed objects on video.)
What! That's terrible! The nerve of some people.I think this "mobile wi-fi" is a great idea. Personally its a win/win. Homeless get some money and the corporate wi-fi business gets advertisement.
Read the piece, and was disturbed by the criticisms. Good grief, people. I think the homeless people are perfectly able to make their own decisions about whether they do this or not! And if they choose to participate, then so what? I like the comment from the homeless advocate who said it had encouraged an entrepeneurial spirit among some of the participants. So cool!
I thought the same thing! They are grown adults. Society thinks it's norm to have people sleep on the streets but once they start making money in creative ways, now there's a problem.Thanks for checking this out.
Like everything, there are good and bad things about it - at least in my opinion. First of all, of course these people have their own opinion, like everyone else, and if they want to participate in this, they really should. On the other hand, they probably don't have a lot of choices what to do if they want to earn money so... well, at least it's nothing dangerous or stuff like that.The only thing I'm always worried about with giving money to homeless people is, that they might pay for drugs with it. I mean, I KNOW it's a prejudice and not everyone who is homeless is drug-addicted. And probably there are tons of people who don't look like that but are addicted to drugs, but it's just that I've never seen anyone taken drugs besides homeless and this is why I connect it with them (I'm probably a way too protected girl...). This is not supposed to be an argument against this whole project or against giving money to homeless (I do this myself), but can anyone relate to this thought - even though I know I'm full of prejudices in this matter?
I can see you what you're saying. There is going to be a backlash when giving money to anyone, one way or another.You're not overly protective/protected, you just don't want to be taken for granted when doing a good deed.
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