He told me that people look down on him for being homeless, however he is working to climb out of his current situation. If you drove past him failing to talk, you would never know that he has goals and dreams to lead a better life.
“People see us drinking and they make judgement against us, they don’t understand,” he said while explaining that alcohol takes his mind off the situation at the end of the day. He was fully sober and not drinking when I spoke to him on Saturday. He talked about how others talk about him and the homeless you see in downtown Nashville on a regular basis without ever getting to know him.
“Strong minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, weak minds discuss people.” ― Socrates