3 things I learned about ‘failure’ from a stranger (true story)

I’ll never forget those eyes. The look of fear and desperation was profound. He was newly homeless, gazing desperately at any one who walked past – for a little bit of change – anything – to help.

I had nothing to give. The symptom of a cashless society.

On every street corner in central Sydney, there were men sitting on corners – sometimes right in the middle of the pedestrian traffic – with cups or hats upturned. Some with signs explaining piece of their story, some with nothing. Staring downwards. You’ve seen them too. Did you feel guilty walking past?

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