Yes. It still affects me every day. There is this homeless guy I see every day when I go pick up my husband from work. (We got a car again! YAY!
) It tears my heart out to have to drive by every day knowing I have nothing to give him. Just nothing. I am about as close to homeless as him some days. Lol
But in all seriousness it changed me inside. I feel compassion for them because living there too I understand the rejection they face every day. The hopelessness. The fear. Feeling powerless to even help yourself anymore. The people who look down at you, and without a single word remind you just how worthless you are to society.
And why? I ask. WHY? Because apparently most everyone seems to believe on some level that everyone in America is born with a silver spoon in their mouth. All the same opportunities. All the same cookie cutter houses, with a white picket fence, 2.5 kids, a dog, and a minivan in the driveway.
And if you don't manage to keep up with the Joneses... Welp... You are pathetic and just not trying hard enough. I hate what America has become. Selfish. Self centered. Ignorant to anything or anyone other than what an individual cares about themselves, and those who agree with them.
No one gets to choose the circumstances they are born into, and yet they sure do get blamed when they fail in life, don't they?
About Setanta... Well, just remember... We all present what we present. That doesn't always represent what we are really like on the inside. The key is learning to look beyond the rough and tumble, which some may consider offensive, to see that underneath that there is a genuine guy with value. Who also happens to be wicked smart. Holy crap that guy has thrown me for a loop a time or two! Lol
It is how I try to look at everyone honestly. For their positive qualities. We've all got em... Some just make it a little harder to see them than others... Lol