11 January, 2006

Is it too little to late

After hearing hey Jamie what do you know about things? After all you have never really lived in the real world that long have you? My answer to that was to say the world I have lived in for the last five years sometimes makes you wish you had never really joined it but such is life when I have to tolerate idiots like yourself. Yet as I realized what I had said, as per usual my mouth started to open before my brain got into gear. But was I wrong? That was the question. I mean hear I sit with all this knowledge about homelessness and being on the breadline. It seems such a waste. But as I struggle to come to terms with my own past I realize that there are people like myself that are still trapped in the vicious circle of drugs, homelessness and poverty and they think that there is no way out. I think what I am trying to do is to say hey its never too late use what you know. If you think people need to know just what's it's really like to live on the streets or in hostels then say so. Blogs are a great way of reaching more people and sometimes you get an MP reading it and then they want to know more and from there things do get better. Is it too late ? No it's never too late

3 comments:

Miguel said...

Jamie, I think you had a point about the idiots... Knowing just for the sake of knowing how is to be homeless is just trying to know how it feels to have cancer.

Knowing is ethical, I mean to know means to have a moral responsability, knowing should be a call for action, if people don't plan to do anything with their knowledge they are not only idiots, they are immoral too.

I'm including this comment in my blog, btw http://hiddenprince.blogspot.com/

Miguel said...

something I forgot to add in the other comment...

Trust me, Jamie, many of those who has asked "what do you know about things?" are not doing anything.

Angela said...

Your world and where you've been is more real than anywhere, because you are honest about it. That is what realness means- being able to face our lives and ourselves, our past... What some may say is the "real world", I'm assuming a working, paying taxes, non-marginalized, non-addicted world may be less real than where many homeless have been because suburbia covers her faults with stuff, tv, falseness. At least most of the homeless I've known know they have a problem, as opposed to others who just think they have everything together. I totally appreciate what you have to say and find it EXTREMELY valuable. We need to address the problems you raise and the MOST knowledgeable people on the subject are those who have lived it, been there and come through, no matter on what level. I have had homeless people tell me more intelligent, life-changing, deep comments than anyone else! People who are real, (honest) are those who are going places, important places, it's the people who are artificial who wander aimlessly in a fantasy land... no matter how "successful" their lives look!