Your friend insults the homeless by giving them no credit for having made the decisions that shaped their lives, and demeans them further by declaring them powerless to alter their situations. There’re many ways, my dear, to victimize people. The most insidious way is to persuade them that they’re victims.

Tom Robbins (b. 1936) American novelist
Half Asleep in Frog Pajamas (1994)
Added on 29-Aug-08 | Last updated 29-Aug-08
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