I suspect I’ve been going about this the wrong way round.
I’ve been thinking, and it struck me that people who are awesome, like Roald D, Beyonce, Richy B, and KB, didn’t set out to become awesome. They set out to do something awesome, and when they did it, that by default made them awesome.
“To be, one must do.”
I’m not quoting anyone, I just made that up myself.
But I wouldn’t be surprised if it was said by a prophet/poet and appeared on one of the London Underground “Thought of the day” boards.
I’m definitely transitioning from the Research phase of my project to the Brainstorming phase.
As such, I feel a list coming on. (toes tingle with excitement!)
List of Awesome Things To Do (ATTD)
- Bring joy to the world.
- Set up free showers for the homeless.
Ok that’s all I got. For now.
The first one, I just slung in there in a panic, because I wanted to have more than one thing on my list, and the second, I came up with this weekend when a homeless man asked for money on the Tube and I felt bad for him.
In all seriousness, I wonder whether ATTD#2 is perhaps a great idea. After all, a homeless person would probably quite like to be clean.
BUT, I fear that I am blinkered by ignorant naivety and blockheadedness, and that actually homeless people would much rather have food, or a bed, or a sustainable source of help that allowed them to regain their independence with dignity, and that the offer of a shower would actually be quite offensive.
I don’t know. I need more ideas. Any suggestions?
On the tube home tonight, another homeless man asked the passengers for spare change or spare food.
I gave him a Love Hearts sherbert dip.
He considered it, and then accepted.