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GC

I am so glad I stopped by today. I've been thinking about what you said and you put it so well:
My neighbors don't care enough about themselves to stop throwing dirty diapers on the ground.

Exactly--they don't care enough about themselves.
I'd rather live among people who care about themselves.

I don't know whether Section 8 is a solution to a problem or a perpetuation of the same problem. I know someone who is a recipient of Section 8. She doesn't seem to want to improve her situation. She comes from a middle-class (though not necessarily loving) family. The people she chooses to associate with are not positive, go-getter type of people. They bring her down. She has enough problems with drugs and alcohol. I don't know. That is why I believe that evil exists. Because I think every human would like to avoid pain, and improve their lives but some keep going back to the same filth--what could that be but the presence of evil in their lives.
Wow, that's a mouthful. Sorry to blog in your post section.

GC

actually, that story up there is incomplete--she's gone back to church lately and is trying. I guess I'm pessimistic because she's tried before and then found herself back in the same old situation. But there's a saying: it's not how many times you fall but how many times you get up.

BluJewel

Some people refuse to do better because it's easier to milk a system that allows them to perpetuate the negative cycle of life they've grown accustomed to. Instead imposing fines or some other method of punishment for infractions, a blind eye is turned. I guess they figure, "let them all just do themselves in". I'm sorry you and your family are exposed to such elements and are being forced to live in a less than desirable manner.

The positive of the negative though is that your children will see how NOT to act and will grow to appreciate their living arrangements when they're old enough to be on their own.

Hawa

Blu: You are so right. My boys walk into our home to a much different standard... and they see the nonsense as "what not to do."

Hawa

GC: "Necessity is the mother of invention." For years before social programs helped trap people in poverty... people understood how to invent solutions.

I'm with you... I don't know whether Section 8 is a solution or not. But from the outcomes, I see how poverty goes from a temporary condition to a darned permanent state-of-mind once "well-meaning" social programs come along to save folk.

And I have no problem with people blogging in my comments ;-) Dang, I almost started blogging with my comment to you. hehe

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