recently a young man , JACOB , from australia , asked us for some advise about a project he might make .
the responces set of a firestorm of contrasting coments .
that ranged from
go for it !
get real , kid !
having been in his shoes ,
and not getting any help as a homeless kid myself ,
( not implying that he is homeless or a kid ) ,
i had to go to prison , where i had to struggle to be taught woodworking .
in todays world of acces to almoast every imaginable knowledge ,
it seems that we as a people have lost something valuable .
HUMAN COURTESY and COMPASION !
everyone wants world peace ?
some aparently want world domination , with them on top !
it is aparently human to have everyone do as we say,
’ i suffered , so you have to too ’ .
JACOB IS ALL OF US !
do we dream , YES .
are we where we want to be in life , maybe .
do we care about our own children , YES .
can we care about any other ?
i have seen many here show pictures of their children/grandchildren ,
to responses like , ’ wow , a future woodworker ’ ,
and yet when jacob asked for help here , he was ridiculed by some , WHY ?
do we assume that he lives in a vacuum ?
that his parents aren’t proud and suportive of him ?
that his dreams aren’t as good as ours ?
when i got out off prison , this is what i did ,
i designed it and taught any one that wanted to learn carpentry ,
and had up to 50 workers , at the age of 22 !
SHALL WE DENY JACOB THE HELP TO REALISE HIS DREAMS ?
i have left the spelling as i wrote it , thats who i am , this is how i spell .
i did get a GED in prison too , but raised in mexico didn’t tech me much english .
as allways i thank all my LJ friends , and i respect all opinions expresed ,
i just can’t accept belittleing behavior !
i know many colledge graduates , that cost many parents dearly ,
that never used their degrees for anything , exept to keep from doing something for themselves .
most work at menial jobs , and accept what comes their way , and just remember dreaming
as something they didn’t finish .
JACOB , PLEASE ACCEPT MY APOLOGY FOR THIS , CALL ANYTIME I CAN BE OF HELP .
ps , sorry for the rambleing , i’m just shorting out with emotion !
-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle