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Letter: A disconnected society that won't help anybody

Does it bother anyone at the almost daily police calls of someone who is threatening suicide? Not to mention the ones who have outright committed suicide? We have become such a disconnected society, who does not reach out or show care to anyone b...

Does it bother anyone at the almost daily police calls of someone who is threatening suicide? Not to mention the ones who have outright committed suicide? We have become such a disconnected society, who does not reach out or show care to anyone but our own small nuclear units. We rush down the road, as we grab our cell phone to call the Law Enforcement Center about a toddler in the road. Why doesn't someone stop and pick up the child and go door to door and find the parents? Maybe if jobs were more lenient and realistic to people being late, some level of care could start to be cultivated in our sick, money-rushed society. Not rushing to suck time clocks would certainly prevent quite a few needless accidents. Do we as neighbors, parishioners or friends ever take a step to offer someone help or money who has a disabled vehicle in their yard for months on end?

Do the utility companies ever "throw out" disconnect notices to needy families in stress, so not to add to their stresses? Not everything needs to be exact accountant perfect. The Wild West was built by many merchants tolerating never paid bills, so people could survive. For the housing crisis, people should get their homes back and let the unscrupulous lenders take the hit. We are a selfish sick society and we car more about the entrepreneur than the individual!

Sandy Bean

Bemidji

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