Does Detroit Really Want Help?

i love Detroit

7 Comments so far

  1. Doug (unregistered) on October 26th, 2005 @ 10:55 am

    man…I know that feeling well. I just think about some thoughts Mother Teresa gave us:

    People are often unreasonable, irrational, and self-centered. Forgive them anyway.

    If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.

    If you are successful, you will win some unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies. Succeed anyway.

    If you are honest and sincere people may deceive you. Be honest and sincere anyway.

    What you spend years creating, others could destroy overnight. Create anyway.

    If you find serenity and happiness, some may be jealous. Be happy anyway.

    The good you do today, will often be forgotten. Do good anyway.

    Give the best you have, and it will never be enough. Give your best anyway.

    In the final analysis, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway.

    -this version is credited to Mother Teresa

  2. AmyinMotown (unregistered) on October 26th, 2005 @ 6:39 pm

    Interesting, and I give you kudos for participating in the Makeover. Let me tell you why I didn’t (as a Detroiter): I am SICK TO DEATH of the city calling on volunteers to do what our obscenely high taxes ought to py for. I used to volunteer for every little thing, but now, I have HAD. IT. You don’t see the suburbs needing to rely on volunteer help to get the place clean, and they pay lower taxes than Detroiters do. I pick up litter in my own neighborhood and that’s it.
    More later. How does one ask to write for this anyway?

  3. Gideon (unregistered) on October 26th, 2005 @ 11:15 pm

    It is suprising that a “Detroit Resident” would classify “Detroit” so stereotypically

    We need to realize that we are Detroit. ALL of us.

  4. baliad (unregistered) on October 27th, 2005 @ 6:34 am

    amy: while i agree that the city has high taxes and that it’s own services need to take care of the city itself, somehow, i don’t think that no longer deciding to volunteer is helping the cause at all… in truth, it seems to me to be detrimental to it’s overall well-being… if we want the city to get better, it’ll be up to the community to cause change…

  5. MGal (unregistered) on October 27th, 2005 @ 8:06 am

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  6. ulysses (unregistered) on October 27th, 2005 @ 9:52 am

    What Super Makeover?
    I was born and raised in this city and I love it as much as anyone. It’s a great place to come and build your fortune or be philanthropic, when you’re not from the inside, because for some unforeseen reason inner city news is not wide spread in the city. The people who live here are in a super stressed panic survival state and have little to do other than strive to continue surviving and look good doing it.

    I invite anyone to play “urban jungle survivor edition with us” You get a scratched Bridge card, twenty dollars and a sack of cheap brown weed and you and your team are dropped in an isolated part of Detroit like Buchannan and Roosevelt for a month. To live like the natives.
    Super makerover.
    How about a supermarket!


  7. baliad (unregistered) on October 27th, 2005 @ 11:50 am

    well, it definitely sounds like some people don’t want help…

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