When your walking or driving past local grocery stores or even near your local mall there are homeless people. When you think about them what is the first thing that comes to mind? Oh there homeless because they obviously did something wrong, they wouldn’t be where they were today because they didn’t do something right. I seriously truly thought that way. I thought that all homeless people were either druggies or just people who straight up didn’t care about life. Today though i came to the realization that in some cases this turn of events may not actually be their fault. Today I went to Safeway and got out of my car in the parking lot. I gave the homeless man my leftover food and went inside safeway. On the way out my friend got the wrong thing from safeway and had to return it and my other friend joined her. So i walked back to my car and saw the homeless guy still standing there. I went up to him and and gave him two dollars and read his sign which read “Need Food, Money, Gas, Job, I have 2 kids that i need help feeding”. I asked him if he was laid off and he gave me a brief summary of his entire life. I listened and he told me that He once had a job that he worked 7 years for. He was laid off and last november of 2009 his wife passed away. He had no job and had to provide for 2 kids while his children still went to school. That moment it suddenly hit me that I should really change the perspective I take on different people. I guess the moral of the story would be the cliche “Don’t judge a book by its cover”. I think this epiphany was a great learning experience.
-This is really what I am thinking