Originally Posted by RFS62
My experience in disaster relief is limited to the United States. And I can say without reservation, that it brings out the best and worst of the human condition.
I've seen generators and bottled water sell for 10 times their market value and human locusts decending on the downtrodden and helpless, on every single event I've participated in.
I've also seen people who barely knew their neighbors names offer their last morsel to a stranger in need.
Human beings are inherently good.
The scum who take advantage of others in their time of need are the exception, not the rule.
As one who's spent much of his adult life getting people from prison to work, I've seen it all when it comes to buzzards circling the disaster that one's life can become. I'm not real sure that I don't see more exploiters in my experience than I do truly selfless and beneficent people. But those who are great of spirit shine so brightly, it somehow breaks the balance. And I'm not sure how, but it's amazing.