How do you perceive homeless people?
A story out of Boston today raises the question. A homeless man found a woman’s wallet. A homeless man found it and returned it, which is what got the headlines in the city.
But perhaps the story was actually in the last sentence of the story:
Susan Clancy regrets not knowing the man’s name, but said his honesty
has changed the way she perceives people living on the street.
Why is it news when a homeless person commits an act of honesty?
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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