A person’s honesty and decency are not always determined by their social position. It is especially important for modern youth to understand this. It happens that the poorest person can teach them life better than famous professors. This story happened in one of the cities of the USA. Oliver and Stephen decided to walk after classes at the university. I wanted to stretch. Also, Stephen said he absolutely had to go to the pizzeria and tell Oliver something along the way.
As the two boys walked down the street, a friend “rattled” non-stop. He told Oliver that after another party he finally got close enough to his next girlfriend that she said yes to him. Stephen ranted about how compelling he was and how well things had gone with Miranda. Oliver reminded his friend who had given him good advice that worked and gave Stephen an appreciative pat on the back. He complained that he had to go out for pizza because Miranda threatened not to take it without treats.
And watching football on TV with her is much more interesting! At this point, the boys passed a beggar lying on a cardboard box under a tree. An unpleasant smell hit Oliver’s nostrils. Stephen was disgusted with his looks and huge head of dirty, matted hair. Young people have become sophisticated in humiliation, and who would have thought that they would learn their important life lesson from this beggar! They talked about how disgusting he was and how he spoiled the prospect of a wonderful city, calling him a robber with an innocent face and a slacker.
Steven even threw a small pebble at him a few times to get him to get up and go where no one would see him. Eventually they got fed up and the boys moved on. Steven asked Oliver for $5 for pizza. He knew he had the last of the money for the day, but refusing a friend was uncomfortable and he pulled out his wallet. A friend promised that he would return two more times. Hard to believe, but I didn’t want to be seen as a “cheap”. Stephen thanked him and put the wallet with the dollars in his back pocket.
At that moment, the beggar, completely forgotten by the young people, “ate” from the garbage can, where he found the remains of rolls. He looked after the boys who had almost disappeared around the corner and suddenly saw a handbag on the path they were walking past. Instead of a bag, Stephen included it and neither of them noticed. The beggar looked at the contents, saw $5 and documents. He realized that the man had lost very important things and possibly the last of his money.
He limped after the boys, but quickly realized that he couldn’t catch them. Then the man sat down in his seat and held the purse in his hands. He hoped the boys would discover the loss and go back. And so it happened. The beggar saw young people walking back. Their faces were troubled. The guys carefully examined the curb, hoping to see the wallet. The man shouted at them, waving a purse. Stephen was shocked to find all the documents and even the money on the spot. He asked the beggar not to go anywhere.
After that he dragged Oliver with him. After a while the boys shouted again: “We’ll be right back!”. The homeless man leaned back on his old box. After a few minutes, the young people really came back. Stephen was holding a pizza box. He said: “Oliver shared the last of his money with me and I wanted to use it to buy pizza for my girlfriend. But I will happily give it to you to somehow repay your honesty and generosity.”
The guys apologized for their rudeness and said that if the man didn’t mind, they would have pizza with him. When the homeless man in torn clothes agreed, the guys sat down next to him and opened the box. Everyone took a slice of pizza and started eating. A sincere “friendly” conversation continued…
Most members of society are above the poor and homeless on the social ladder. But life sometimes inexplicably changes places. You should never humiliate people who live worse than you. After all, they can teach us the lesson of humanity so needed in a well-fed and prosperous consumer society.
https://womenafter40.com/they-bullied-the-homeless-man-until-he-taught-them-an-important-lesson/ They bullied the homeless man until he taught them an important lesson – women after 40