I have lived on many sides since the day they said you are pregnant and can not work at all if you want for you and this baby to survive this pregnancy, which of course I did. I lived on city assistance, single, only welfare ,single, welfare and part time work once single once not, full time work single, I had a second child and for a bit it was one income whole house, then of course back to being single and then we did child support alone, part time work and child support, single. We have been homeless once with both my boys and I, we have shared a house, had people couch crashing and had people live in one room. I mean it when I say I have been on every side of the street. I have never been rich or even well off, we always lived Day to day.
I do not , even if I have 2 pennies, think twice about giving one to someone else in need. I know some people take advantage of help and just take as much as possible. I know some people just spin in a cycle of being broke, then not, then broke again. I do not know much about other countries or the exact state of anywhere else in the world except for the USA. I know we get involved in other countries affairs and that the USA is a lot different than when I was a kid. Maine, itself has gone down hill since I was a kid. I know money won’t solve everything , but I think it could help a great deal.
I see some of these people talk about raising money, how we all need to stick together and help each other, and a bunch of other stuff, but yet, realistically, if each one of these people just gave one paycheck, one whole paycheck to a charity for hunger or to an animal refuge, or what ever charity they choose, can you imagine the way the world would be???