Reflecting on “Those People”

Ever since Scary Mommy wrote her post on being one of “those people” who have had to depend on food banks at some point, there’s been some reflection going on around the blogosphere.  Some bloggers, like Jill of Life Is Not Bubble Wrapped, are focusing on helping “those people” in small ways that we can all do instead of condemning or demeaning them.

I already work to help “those people” as much as I can through my work with Cloth for a Cause.  There’s no shame in being one of “those people.”  Honestly, I pretty much agree with Matt Paxton of Hoarders: he’s said “we’re all three or four decisions away from pooping in a bucket.”  It can happen to anyone through a series of hard knocks. [Read more…]