It's Not OK or I'm Not OK With It.

It's Not OK or I'm Not OK With It...

It's Not OK or I'm Not OK With It...

It's Not OK or I'm Not OK With It...

1. That anyone is ever homeless for more than a few hours.

2. That there is anyone going hungry, having to steal, scam, or fish through a trash can for food.

3. Already eaten on leftovers being offered to any homeless / less fortunate people. 

4. Assuming that a person who is in a seemingly desperate situation, will say yes or should, to whatever "help" is offered. 

5. Getting upset when we say no to the "help" that is offered.

6. Not offering to help at all, esp with what is urgent or practical, but offering a bunch of advice or vague information about what you think we should or could do. Esp. without knowing us or our history. Or knowing and disregarding because you think you know what is best for them.

7. Asking struggling people to do more.

8. Assuming that everyone will get the help they need, or have a successful outcome from their efforts, just because there are programs, or places that help. Assuming it is automatically their fault when they are not successful.

9. Allowing or putting vulnerable people out on the street, just because your guidelines or supervisor / other says so. 

10. One size fits all "help".

Permission To Camp Is Needed

We residentially challenged... I mean traveling folks, are in need of a long term location in Clarksville or not too far outside of the city, where we can set up our tents.

How can we be expected to progress, and accomplish anything, when we keep having to move. 

Why do organizations offer tents and sleeping bags right from the start but no stable location where we can set up our campsite???

Important Questions IMO.

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A little off topic maybe, but???

Overstepping Is Not Helping

Since I became homeless, I have only had one person ask permission to take a picture.

Countless others pass by taking pictures, video, or offer to help raise money through FB live or similar venue. 

I might hang out in front of certain businesses at night, specifically because they have cameras, and that is my choice.

After that, unless you are some government authority,

Literalis Things & No Malice

One thing you may find interesting, or not... 

I believe the world would be a better place if we removed the Malice. So a #WorldWithoutMalice is an important thing to work toward in my opinion.

Another thing...

I also tend to see many things literally at first glance, so if something has an alternative meaning, or looks in some way to be like another thing, phonetically or otherwise, I might like or dislike it. 

Once in a while, I might say to myself that is silly or wrong and give a person or thing the benefit of doubt.

So when someone with a name that somewhat resembled the word Malice, potentially in sound, responded to my craigslist ad recently, my initial thought was...