That isn't the central point I was making. But an okay point. I'm saying yes, help the homeless, but don't feel bad because you wouldn't recognize one for another while you're walking by. Of course not. Not saying they are invisible to you but you don't have to be scouting out the line up everyday. And whether they were family or strangers, regardless, they still need help. I'm siteing that the whole experiment was bogus. And yeah, there is the chance that somebody might be embarrased if you knew them and called them out on being homeless. Just try to help (everybody) if you can. And we all can. Maybe even just offer a smile and lift their spirits a bit.
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This is an experiment that means well and the people that created it have big hearts and certainly want to "change the way we see the homeless", But it is largely a bogus experiment. I just want to ask why did you upset these people for your cause? Of course they did not notice their relatives. Most...no, pretty much all of us walk by homeless and working class, and executives and whoever, without looking at them, all the time. Especially in a big city where you may pass hundreds in a day. You're going somewhere or doing something and you can't get up close and look each one over to determine if they are somebody you know. On some level, I don't tink they'd appreciate people getting in their face or their space. We should help people for sure. But not feel bad because we walk by and don't recognize a relative dressed poorly sitting on the streets. This is like an entrapment experiment. It appears you played on peoples emotions for sensationalist (selfish) reasons. Of course they didn't recognize them. Duh. It looks like you upset them too. Made them feel bad about themselves. Shame on you!