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[*] Post 478129 posted on 12-10-2013 at 09:08 Reply With Quote
Give a man a fish....

or practical help to get out of poverty

Back in August, McConlogue wrote a blog post about a certain homeless man he passed on his way to work and nicknamed “Journeyman,” who seemed to him smart and driven but as if he’d “lost a series of battles.” The tech blogger and software engineer wanted to approach the mystery homeless guy with two options. One being $100 in cash to spend as the man wished, and the other being three JavaScript books, a cheap laptop, and one-hour coding lessons every day for eight weeks.

Article tells you what happened next.
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[*] Post 478131 posted on 12-10-2013 at 09:48 Reply With Quote

I thought about saying something flippant but its too good a story to do that.
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[*] Post 478154 posted on 12-10-2013 at 23:30 Reply With Quote

Great story. My mum used to work for the Salvation Army and my Uncle was in charge of their homeless shelters so we had some contact with the men who "lived" there. It was a real education. Some of these men were, in their past, quite educated. Some accountants, a lawyer (IIRC), and a range of other "well to do" occupations. Many had alcohol problems which had led to their current condition, whilst others had just had a breakdown and walked away from their "success". The common factor with them all was low self esteem.

I wish this young feller well with his chance to improve his lot in life.
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