A man with a sooty face and tattered clothes stops in the middle of a crosswalk at a crowded intersection and holds a large piece of cardboard above his head. He stands there for a moment, then tucks the board beneath his coat and walks away.

No one realizes that their life would have been made better had they simply read the words of wisdom on that impromptu sign. They see only a disheveled man getting in the way of their busy day, for this is how the world is.