“One theory is that some people have been coming into the homeless system, the shelter system, in order to qualify for a program that helps you move out of the homeless system.” -Michael Bloomberg
“The people of a city respond to the mass psychology that dominates the city. If a group of leaders engage in sufficient action to give a city the reputation of being a “live-wire” city, this action influences all who live there.” -Napoleon Hill
We must all contribute, collectively, to making this city a great place to live. Consideration for others, and speaking up for what is right is something that must be valued and relentlessly implemented. I’ve heard more than a few people talk about the declining morals of society. This decline directly relates to the other societal challenges we are witnessing, and how those challenges are being addressed. The “small things” we do, and how we do them, matter greatly.
-The Homeless New Yorker
“[Although this system] functions at a high level of technological efficiency, it is an illegitimate system, since it rests upon the suffering of humans who are as worthy and dignified as those who do not suffer.” -Huey Newton
[SIDEBAR: Although the aforementioned quote is apropos to homelessness, I would never describe any parts of the homeless shelter system in NYC as functioning on a “high level.” SMH! The only thing that is high-level about that system is its treachery!]