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What would you do if you saw a freezing child?

Post by PimonratC » Mon Mar 03, 2014 5:33 pm

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Re: What would you do if you saw a freezing child?

Post by Sam Vara » Mon Mar 03, 2014 5:48 pm

That's really heartwarming stuff. Sadly, in my country it would be difficult for men on their own to intervene, because of the widespread fear of being thought to be a paedophile.

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Post by waterchan » Mon Mar 03, 2014 8:31 pm

Apparently Norway is a warm country :)
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Re: What would you do if you saw a freezing child?

Post by david.sojourn » Wed May 07, 2014 3:58 pm

Sam Vara wrote:That's really heartwarming stuff. Sadly, in my country it would be difficult for men on their own to intervene, because of the widespread fear of being thought to be a paedophile.
Also true in America.

I fear to look in the general direction of a playground, not because I have any ill intention, but because the Ignorance and Fear of the parents is so strong, the first assumption in their minds is that I must be a danger to their child.

Little do they know, we condition our own fates.

The world is isolating itself through fear and Ignorance. It's very apparent in America, where people simply don't interact with one another at all, unless they absolutely have to.

*Shrug*

I'm sure the Apocalypse will sort it out. Just as soon as we get these World Wars underway....

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Post by Mkoll » Wed May 07, 2014 6:10 pm

These sort of social experiments always make me feel uncomfortable. People are lying and deceiving each other in the name of social science. At least this one worked out well, unlike Milgram or Stanford.
david.sojourn wrote:
Sam Vara wrote:That's really heartwarming stuff. Sadly, in my country it would be difficult for men on their own to intervene, because of the widespread fear of being thought to be a paedophile.
Also true in America.

I fear to look in the general direction of a playground, not because I have any ill intention, but because the Ignorance and Fear of the parents is so strong, the first assumption in their minds is that I must be a danger to their child.

Little do they know, we condition our own fates.

The world is isolating itself through fear and Ignorance. It's very apparent in America, where people simply don't interact with one another at all, unless they absolutely have to.

*Shrug*

I'm sure the Apocalypse will sort it out. Just as soon as we get these World Wars underway....
That isn't cynical. At all. And I'm not being sarcastic. At all.
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Re: What would you do if you saw a freezing child?

Post by martinfrank » Mon Aug 11, 2014 7:19 pm

There are moments in life
When you have to follow your heart
When Life calls you
Will you answer "present"?
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Re: What would you do if you saw a freezing child?

Post by SarathW » Tue Aug 12, 2014 12:32 am

Is that all we can do to a freezing child?

I saw this woman in the street sleeping with her three children. (Say age 6,5,3)
I gave her some money to by the lunch.

I asked my self:

Is that all I can do?
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Re: What would you do if you saw a freezing child?

Post by martinfrank » Thu Aug 14, 2014 9:27 am

SarathW wrote:Is that all we can do to a freezing child?

I saw this woman in the street sleeping with her three children. (Say age 6,5,3)
I gave her some money to by the lunch.

I asked my self:

Is that all I can do?
:thinking:
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We can watch "Buddha's Lost Children"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJcn8SRQNoM

and contribute to the Foundation which keeps them fed, clothed and cared for

http://waikhru.com/
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Re: What would you do if you saw a freezing child?

Post by santa100 » Thu Aug 14, 2014 1:42 pm

SarathW wrote:I saw this woman in the street sleeping with her three children. (Say age 6,5,3)
I gave her some money to by the lunch.
I asked my self:
Is that all I can do?
Use http://www.charitynavigator.org/, search for areas you want to help and then contribute..

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Re: What would you do if you saw a freezing child?

Post by Dinsdale » Thu Aug 14, 2014 2:02 pm

santa100 wrote:
SarathW wrote:I saw this woman in the street sleeping with her three children. (Say age 6,5,3)
I gave her some money to by the lunch.
I asked my self:
Is that all I can do?
Use http://www.charitynavigator.org/, search for areas you want to help and then contribute..
This year I've been doing some voluntary work on a scheme befriending older people. Sometimes small things can make a big difference.
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Re: What would you do if you saw a freezing child?

Post by santa100 » Thu Aug 14, 2014 2:49 pm

That's good work too. The suffering due to neglect and loneliness old people are facing in Western world's nursing homes is just as terrible as the hunger of children in other parts of the world..

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Re: What would you do if you saw a freezing child?

Post by Dinsdale » Thu Aug 14, 2014 3:01 pm

santa100 wrote:That's good work too. The suffering due to neglect and loneliness old people are facing in Western world's nursing homes is just as terrible as the hunger of children in other parts of the world..
With an ageing population in the west it's only to get more difficult. Here in the UK there are regularly news stories about abuse of older people.
Part of the problem I think is that care workers have very low status, minimum wage, etc.
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Post by martinfrank » Thu Aug 14, 2014 4:41 pm

santa100 wrote:That's good work too. The suffering due to neglect and loneliness old people are facing in Western world's nursing homes is just as terrible as the hunger of children in other parts of the world..
Most hungry African children are probably more than ready to move to a first world nursing home, while very, very few inmates of first world nursing homes would be ready to move to a roadside in Africa and sleep below the floor of a small shop... not to speak of too little food, dirty water, constant threat of getting abused and/or killed... not to speak of neglect and loneliness beyond (obviously) your imagination.

You compare two things as unequal as dying of boredom and dying of hunger.
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