I Follow The Facebook Page: Humans of New York

Photo Credit:  Brandon Hony
Photo Credit: Brandon Hony

Today Brandon posted a photo that was disturbing to me.  It was of a young man from Kampala, Uganda.  As you can see the young man is sitting among broken pieces of furniture.  The young man is quoted as saying, ‘The landlord doesn’t care how much furniture you’ve sold this month.’

No one should be homeless.  No one!  And no one should live in fear of becoming homeless.

What makes this photo so distressing to me is that I can’t help.  And I’m sure if I could pay his rent for six months, his landlord would exploit my gift by raising his rent.

 

Quote for Today: When Manipulation Stops

Photo Credit:  Everett Collection
Photo Credit: Everett Collection

 

Love comes when manipulation stops; when you think more about the other person than about his or her reactions to you.  When you dare to reveal yourself fully.  When you dare to be vulnerable.
~Dr. Joyce Brothers