I am glad to see you have picked yourself up...congradulations!
Great example give a man a fish...feed him for a day but teach him how to fish and he is fed for a life-time. Teach those how to take on responsibilty and pride in themselves...the improvment will grow!
In a place that I lived near one time, the state goverment went in a improve the homes and living condition...new windows, painting, ETC... but with in 3 years the home were trashed and in worse conditions before the improvemnets.
Respect of ones ownself is not being taught to our young ones in school anymore.