It's great that we spend so much time and effort at every level of government to create and maintain parks so that all may share our lands and enjoy nature. But if we're willing to spend so much on parks, can't we share a little more to help the homeless? Is it ironic or tragic that a park opposite a cemetary is posted with signs against camping out and the homeless search for places to stay as they trudge past stone gardens where the dead sleep and swaths of greenery for people to play?
If, as so many of our industrial and political leaders say, our people are our greatest natural asset, and life is so precious, why are we so willing to squander it to save a dollar? And why does our governments, police and so many citizens treat those that need help with the greatest contempt?
Causes Michael Seidel Supports
Kiva, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, Propublica.org, Doctors Without Borders, GreaterGood.com