Why Do Interventions–It’s On Them

I look at the hostility displayed by the people who are being helped and I wonder, “why are they forcing help upon them?” Ok, I guess I don’t wonder why because I know that people can become so mentally disordered (I don’t know the right word) that they can no longer truly look out for their best interests that someone has to intervene to save them.  But then again, I ask, “so what?” I know that sounds cold but I bet many an unwilling hoarder dealing with “help” would say “Thank you for seeing it my way!” Is it our responsibility to look out for other people? That point is too easy to argue, but how about trying out another point of view to see how it feels: are we actually in the wrong for foisting help upon people who do not want it? If we use strict standards and judge that a person is not directly effecting another person then maybe we are wrong to not leave people alone.  Do we have the right, the freedom to destroy ourselves, or to watch others destroy themselves?

As I see the fury in the eyes of the hoarder who is sitting in human waste with spiders crawling on her body and a mountain of mold encrusted debris towering over her head, the only thing I know for sure is that I do not under any circumstances want to enter a dwelling like that.  But if it makes you happy, maybe indeed it can’t be that bad..?





Published by Harvard Grad elite meets Honolulu backstreets

The story, full of wit and wisdom: Harvard➡Homeless➡Heroin➡Happiness. Past degradation➡present edification.

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