Profiteering Off Misery


A growing trend

You might have noticed a growing trend of people roaming the streets with cameras, capturing the harsh realities of homelessness and drug addiction that plague our country. They post their videos online, often with a subscribe button or a donation link, hoping to cash in on the misery and suffering of others. But do they really care about the people they are filming? Do they respect their privacy and dignity? Do they have any right to exploit their pain for profit? I don’t think so.

As a former addict and homeless person, myself, I know how it feels to be exposed and vulnerable in front of strangers. I know how it hurts to be judged and ridiculed for your mistakes and circumstances. I know how it stings to be treated like a spectacle or a curiosity. I didn’t want anyone to see me like that, let alone broadcast it to the world.

That’s why I find these profiteers of despair so disgusting and unethical. They are not documenting the problem to raise awareness or find solutions. They are not helping or empowering the people they are filming. They are not showing empathy or compassion. They are just using them as props and pawns for their own selfish gain. They are violating their human rights and dignity. They are making a mockery of their struggles and challenges. They are adding insult to injury.

What should be done?

So, what should be done about this? Should we ban or regulate these kinds of videos? Should we require consent from the subjects before filming them? Should we share the revenue with them if the videos are monetized? I think these are valid questions that need to be addressed. But more importantly, I think we need to change our attitude and perspective towards homelessness and drug addiction. We need to see them as people, not as problems. We need to listen to them, not to judge them. We need to support them, not to exploit them. We need to show them some respect and kindness, not some pity and scorn.

I have a confession to make, I prefer watching videos of people in trouble than videos of sunlight and flowers. Whether it’s a car crash, a robbery, or a fight, I can’t help but click on those thumbnails and watch the drama unfold. I know I’m not alone in this. There’s something fascinating about seeing the dark side of human nature, the chaos and the violence that lurks beneath the surface of our uncivilized society.

But I also have a question to ask: what about the people in those videos? The ones who are suffering, who are hurt, who are scared? Do they get anything out of this? Do they even know that their misfortune is being broadcast to millions of viewers online? And what about the ones who record and upload these videos? The ones who profit from the pain of others. Do they have any responsibility towards the people they exploit?

I think they do. I think that if someone makes money from filming other people’s misery, they owe them something. They owe them respect, compassion, and assistance. They owe them a share of their earnings, a gesture of gratitude, and a chance to improve their situation. They owe them more than just a click and a view.

A simple rule

That’s why I propose a simple rule for anyone who makes or watches these kinds of videos: give back to the people you film. If you record someone’s accident, help them out afterwards. If you witness someone’s crime, report it to the authorities. And if you profit from someone’s hardship, donate some of your money to them or to a charity that supports them. It’s only fair, right?

I know this might sound idealistic or unrealistic, but I believe it’s possible. I believe that we can enjoy these videos without being heartless or selfish. I believe that we can balance our curiosity with our empathy. And I believe that we can make a difference in the lives of the people we watch.

So next time you see a video of someone in trouble, don’t just watch and move on. Think about the person behind the screen. Think about how you would feel if you were in their shoes. And think about how you can help them out. Because they are not just actors in your entertainment. They are human beings who deserve your respect and kindness.


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I grew up in a Christian household.

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I grew up in a Christian household, but I was never really into it. I mean, I believed in Jesus and all that, but we didn’t go to church much, except on Easter and when someone died. I read the Bible a few times, and I liked some parts of it, like the Psalms and the Gospels, but a lot of it didn’t make sense to me. It didn’t match my idea of what God should be like, or what logic and reason would tell me.

So, I started to look for other ways of understanding myself and the world around me. I left behind Jesus and Christianity and the Bible. But sometimes I still listen to what they have to say, like the prophecies and the Ashkenazi Jewish apologetics. Just for entertainment, you know.

But what I’ve noticed is that most of these Christian preachers and believers and Ashkenazi (Jewish) rabbis who talk about these things are not very honest. They lie to make their point, or to convince others to follow them. They don’t care about the truth; they only care about their agenda. And these are supposed to be the moral leaders, the ones who teach by example. But they teach by example that lying is okay if it serves your purpose.

I’m not just talking about the ones who scam people for money, but also the ones who seem to really believe in what they say. The things these Christian preachers and believers and Ashkenazi (Jewish) rabbis say are so absurd, especially when you know the facts and use your brain to question them, not just blindly believe them.


I am fortunate that I did not have any religious doctrines or beliefs force feed into me from childhood enabling me to me free to make my own decision as to whether I wanted to be a puff-bunny enslaved to a particular religion and faith or an unrestricted mind exploring the questions and the wonders of life.

But don’t take my word for it. Listen to them yourself. Really listen. And see if they make any sense. But by listening to them it is evident to me that these lairs of faith and belief do not have a clue as to what and who they are nor have the slightest idea of what the sustainer of existence is. If you find peace and comfort in late bronze age and early iron age theology, so well for you and may the thunderbolts of reality bypass you.

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Romance novels

Romance novels are a type of genre fiction novel which places its primary focus on the relationship and romantic love between two people, and usually has an emotionally satisfying, optimistic, and unexpected ending.

There are many subgenres of the romance novel, including fantasy, gothic, contemporary, historical romance, paranormal fiction, and science fiction².

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Source: Conversation with Bing, 5/25/2023(1) Romance novel – Wikipedia. Accessed 5/25/2023.
(2) The Best Romance Novels of 2022 – The New York Times. Accessed 5/25/2023.

What we are told


It’s important to question what we are told and to use critical thinking to evaluate the information we receive. Blindly believing in something without evidence or proof can lead to false beliefs and actions that may not be in our best interest.

However, it’s also important to acknowledge that there are things we can know through our own experiences and observations, such as the love and connection we feel towards another person. Our personal truths and beliefs should be based on a combination of both critical thinking and our own experiences.

Ultimately, we must strive to live a life true to ourselves and our own values, rather than conforming to what we are told by others.

Reasons why people read romance novels.


There are many reasons why people read romance novels. Here are a few:

Escapism: Romance novels can be a form of escape from daily life. They provide readers with a way to immerse themselves in a different world and experience the ups and downs of a romantic relationship without having to go through it themselves.

Emotional engagement: Romance novels often focus on the emotional journey of the characters as they navigate their relationship. This emotional depth can be cathartic and help readers connect with their own emotions and experiences.

Entertainment: Romance novels can be a fun and entertaining way to pass the time. They can be light and fluffy, or deep and complex, but they all offer readers a chance to be entertained and enjoy a good story.

Relationship insights: Romance novels can also offer insights into the dynamics of romantic relationships. Readers can learn about the ups and downs of relationships, the importance of communication and trust, and the power of forgiveness and empathy.

Hope and optimism: Romance novels often have a happy ending, which can give readers hope and optimism for their own lives. They can provide a sense of comfort and reassurance that love, and happiness are possible.

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