“But for the grace of God go I”.

The material filmed in the link at the bottom of this article burns in deep with me as I expect it may also with you. I further consider that you too well understand, & may be touched when you watch the film, we really all do need to be reminded daily of our personal good fortune for our Basic shelter,  food & sustenance & for the hierarchy_of_needssvg Gratification of our essential needs.
According to Abraham Maslow these essential needs
must be gratified or they return with
increased intensity.
That is when one is thirsty the thirst increases until we drink.
It matters not which country we visit there remains the disenfranchised & wounded who in some cases prefer the “safety” of prison to the streets.
Others use night safe “bolt holes” under bridges, road culverts, Bondi Junction HomelessAlley door ways, alcoves, clothes bins, & rubbish skips & wheelie bins, card board or umbrellas for shelter from the elements.
There are too many reasons why these people are left to dangle at the fringes of life unable to cope with the day to day pressure of survival in the insanity of today’s materialistic Pharaoh’s expectations, of compulsive slavery to a totally dysfunctional system which repeatedly ignores the welfare of its own people.
So long as society sees the accumulation of materialistic possession as the primary focus of success this hideous divide between the ‘haves & have nots’ will expand. This hideous situation is so apparent in our modern society, today  manifesting as anger, violent drunkedness, abuse, road rage, screaming graffiti, & rising violent crime with international warfare forever consider an option for peace.
This isn’t a financial problem but rather inhumanity in a deliberate state of absolute self denial as some protester posted to Twitter recently:
“The last thing these desperate poor people will have to eat are the rich.” 
Similar sentiments to the last fish discovery being water.
To date society simply leaves these wounded outcasts, these sons & daughters of mankind, to starve, drink alcohol, drug, bash, rob, prostitute & steal.
Whilst ever this divide continues we are reminded that we have progressed little as a civilisation from the days of Dicken”s David Copperfield, Mr Micawber, Uriah Heap, &  prison hulks which often were homes for many of our early Australian convicted ancestors. Discovery_at_Deptford Success_prison_hulk
So maybe this offers some explanation to why we usually have a ‘soft spot’ for the under dog in any game or fight because deep down, within our being we realise that, today, but for the grace of God go I.
That emotional grace of God still lives within all of us and does respond positively to the tiniest act of kindness, acceptance appreciation & understanding.
Yes and the very same people have experienced such unimaginable torture & been so psychologically damaged,  so bitterly wounded that they may never recover, they may continue to behave in their own way in their endless state of self imprisonment because they will not allow anyone to hurt them any more, their pain is so intolerable they try to deaden it, with litres of alcohol, or volumes of drugs.
Love one & other as I have loved you were the words of Jesus, Mother Theresa, Nelson Mandela, Lincoln, Martin Luther King, Elvis Presley & John Lennon, who all understood the cruelty & ignorant neglect man is capable of inflicting upon his fellow man.
The link to the streets of Glasgow this is a touching reality of life in virtually ever city across the world.
Yours Faithfully

PHDuck
Psychotherapist
0412 777303
02 93877752
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