3 weeks ago
I moved to new york almost a year ago now. i have lived in big cities across the globe for most part of my life. and specially being born and brought up in mumbai, i totally get nyc. basically, no one has time. yes even i don't, everytime am walking in the city, am only rushing to get to the next place.
last saturday when i was walking back from my class around noon time, i saw a man with a prosthetic limb, fallen down from a wheelchair shouting for help. i immediately stopped to look and help. then i saw hoards of people simply passing by, for a few seconds i doubted myself if for some valid reason no one is supposed to help this man. yes, he probably was homeless, and also might have been drinking. but at that moment he had fallen from his wheels, clearly needed help, and had been asking for it for a while! sense came back to me, and i was appalled by realising it was sheer apathy of the people!! i was even more shocked my friend said she wasn't sure if we should do anything. coz, she is really a nice person, but she grew up in nyc. i absolutely don't get it.
just coz someone looks homeless and is shouting for help, it's ok to walk by that person??!! and if someone more well dressed was asking for help, you would probably care to help am guessing. or maybe not, who knows. this is not ok nyc! this is not acceptable. we helped him up the chair, called an ambulance coz he said he needed one, and exactly 2 people came to ask us if we needed any help.
i have met some amazing people here, who are absolute gems and have helped me in so many ways. then why do we have this apathy towards homeless people? just doing something good on thanksgiving, or one day charity event is not good enough, if you don't care for the rest of 364 days. show some love nyc. you can do definitely better. #nyc#homeless#anger#care#manhattan#nyccares#thanksgiving#love#beinghuman