Re: HELP! I'm being attacked by my family! National Emergency!

Eliezer Yudkowsky (
Fri, 31 Jan 1997 02:19:03 -0600

This person has a serious problem, and I think that the levity involved
is inappropriate until after the problem has been resolved.

Now is the time for constructive contributions.

I've made mine, in private email, with respect to the religious
situation. Now, about his worldly woes:

Does anyone have any suggestions for what Mike Cowar can do if his
parents do throw him out? Charitable organizations that can shelter
him, places to apply for jobs and/or Welfare while he tries to get back
on track? Legal organizations that can gain him access to his assets or
protection from his parents? Simply having a plan for the worst case
might give him the confidence necessary to prevent it from happening.
And IN the worst case, having a plan might save his life. Does anyone
have any advice? Has anyone here been thrown out of their home by angry
parents, and survived? How? What would you want to do differently?

--       Eliezer S. Yudkowsky

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