averting eyes

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Non-Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic
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Submitted: February 04, 2012

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when did the “upstanding citizen”

learn to avert their eyes

when stepping over a homeless person on the way to

their place of work?

when were such people taught that

the horrors of the world will never actually affect them

&

that the best that they can do is

“live a good life” &

“do their best not to hurt others,”

as if this complete complacence did not

balance itself upon the backs of those

that have been cast out into the streets &

stuffed down into the sewers

(if not forced into one of society’s garbage cans:

juvenile detention, prison, mental institutions, etc.)?

when did such individuals learn how to cry

on their hands & knees at the “appropriate time”

for events & issues that could have been avoided

had they themselves spent even an infinitesimal

amount of their

precious time to try & stop them?

have such people ever been in a desperate situation?

have they ever had to worry about anything &

if they have, why do they not remember what it was

like?

why do such individuals think that it will never be so

bad again?

 

 

 


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