So after a while, if people won't accept your excuses, you stop looking for them.
There is a tendency of people to try to make you believe only a few people are smart. As a brain surgeon, I know better than that.
The most important thing for me is having a relationship with God. To know that the owner, the creator of the universe loves you, sent His Son to die for your sins; that's very empowering. Knowing Him and knowing that He loves me gives me encouragement and confidence to move forward.
Nobody is starving on the streets. We've always taken care of them. We take care of our own; we always have. It is not the government's responsibility.