Posted by Ted (184.108.40.206) on June 21, 2000 at 00:21:48:
In Reply to: Yet vs Again... posted by Q on June 20, 2000 at 23:27:37:
Having to rough it on the yacht for a few weeks while the condo is getting painted doesn't exactly constitute you being homeless. And trying to come off as homeless to make a point is not being humble, but rather conceding to my point that you see that those who you say "there but for the grace of God go I" about are really just allowing you to have gratitude for being what many would call "better off." And from that arises the sense of pride. It's merely a twist on the strategy of insulting someone so the insulter can feel better about him/herself. It's just not a malicious way of doing it.
But anyway, tacking on those two words doesn't have any baring on my point. If anything, it reinforces it.
It is about the other person because he/she is being used as the yardstick to measure what some don't want to become. Admit it or not, it's a judgement call on that persons lifestyle. If they were viewed with humility by us, we'd see them as people and notice that they were homeless (without thinking that that's good or bad until they told us how they feel about it), rather then see them as homeless and notice that they are people.
Why are we discussing this on a CH board again?
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