What I learned about being homeless in Hong Kong

“A city or world where everyone is safe is much more prosperous than one with a lot of mansions or yachts.”

Big Sleep Out 2019

By Angela Spaxman

What I learned about being homeless:

– Hong Kong is really noisy at night when you’re outside.
– Even if you have really good camping equipment, and you don’t care how you look, there’s still a lot of stuff to carry around if you don’t have a home.
– Security is one of the most valuable assets. Having a friend nearby is very comforting.

What I learned about our culture:

We have grown up valuing wealth more than generosity. We’ve been taught to be self-sufficient and to judge others who are not. We see those who are left behind by society as a threat.

From another perspective we can see that our interdependence is the source of our wealth. Wealth grows through the mutual satisfaction of exchange. Helping others is one of the most fulfilling things that humans like to do. A city or world where everyone is safe is much more prosperous than one with a lot of mansions or yachts. The safety and prosperity of friendship and kindness costs very little money compared to the safety of walls.

About ImpactHK

An effective leader is humble, kind and highly motivated towards visionary goals that are a benefit to society at large. An organization led by someone like that is bound to grow, so we’ll see more from ImpactHK. Kindness is baked into the organization and drives support from all over. I am so happy that this organization exists as a force in turning Hong Kong into a truly prosperous city.

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A city or world where everyone is safe is much more prosperous than one with a lot of mansions or yachts.


Cover photo by Andy Stokes

Slept under the stars last night with around 50,000 other people around the world united to raise funds and bring awareness to the homeless & refugees as part of #worldsbigsleepout.

One picture can’t capture everything, but I’m so blessed to have been part of this event so I wanted to post something quickly and will post more later.

What a truly magical and eye-opening evening.

Thank you @impacthkcharity for allowing me to take part. The first of many beautiful collaborations I feel. Thank you also to all the wonderful bands for giving up their time and making it so special.