Are we losing our way as human beings?
Or is it already lost?
Where is the care and compassion gone?
We have our elderly population having to fight the rise of housing.
They have little income, yet they are expected to wear that rise.
How can it be that a group of councillors can ignore what the mayor has asked?
He has taken the time to sit and listen, seeing what the human impact would be on the elderly with the rent increase, rather than seeing a dollar sign.
As Kiwis are we not known for our ‘‘Kiwi ingenuity’’ she’ll be alright we can fix this?
It’s not always about having a quick, easy solution that makes a great person, or community.
It is about standing up for what is morally right, and treating others how you would want to be treated.
No matter what reason they all come up with to justify their decision, caring, having compassion and using common sense costs nothing.
Restoring dignity back to the elderly is priceless.
I can’t help but wonder if it would be the same outcome if one of the councillors’ mother or grandmother were in this situation.