The death of the homeless man, Ben Hana, who lived on Wellington’s waterfront, has brought out the hand-wringers, including some who are blaming society.
It’s easy to feel sorry when someone has died but what did they do to help him when he was alive and what are they actually going to do to make a difference now he has died?
Where does personal responsibility end and society’s start?
It’s not easy to help someone who makes bad choices and is addicted to alcohol and other drugs.
It seems to me that many are trying to make this man something more in death than he was in life which will change nothing.
The best way to help would be to donate to one of the many charities that actually do something positive rather than just wringing hands and glorifying a sorry individual.