I just get tired of the conversation because people think they know enough about another persons life that they can judge them....and the assumptions people make lack compassion and make me sad....I grew up poor, I have been on welfare, and got treated like crap. It didn't matter that we needed it, that my dad fought in 2 wars, that he was disabled, all people saw was that we lived in a house that my parents paid for, and felt that we should give up our home and live on the streets because we needed help with food....unless you have been there you cannot understand how degrading it feels to have to ask for help in the first place and then to get treated like crap by people who think they know so much about your life....so something? do what? Throw us out on the streets? Would that have made you feel better?
at 8:02 PM on Oct. 24, 2010