Now, in the last few years Hollywood has done a bit to improve the area.. Well, back in the mid 90’s it was every bit as grungy as it had ever been.
Homeless people everywhere, middle-aged drag queens, sketchy characters all the way around.
What I’d like to cover here is a much wider look at this topic.
It’s something I’ve experienced on a much more frequent level here in the Philippines. Even in your own home town..” It’s not that I don’t believe in doing good deeds, I do.
They do not have a moral struggle as they ponder whether to take money from your purse or put your cell phone in their pocket.
They do it in the time it takes you to get them a fresh cup of coffee from the kitchen.
I know a woman who has had her pursed dipped into so many times..
even in her own home, from unscrupulous relatives and visitors it is unbelievable. There is a pervasive mentality among the poor that if they perceive you as ‘rich’..it’s okay to steal from you because, ““.But what I have found is that there is a wide gap between people who are genuinely in need of your assistance who deserve it..and the people who live life in a constant state of desperation who will con you any way they can to get money to flow from your pocket to theirs.They will honestly steal anything not nailed down..and if left overnight, even stuff that’s nailed down.But the daily reality for many, about 40%, of local Filipinos is a day to day struggle to make ends meet.