This reflects the mentality of outsiders these days, their solution is if you change the problem will go away.
Originally Posted by Abdullah Ali
Its a difficult situation, and my gut would have told me to stay on, but its a hard decision to take to give up your time for something that as you say; could have been making it worse.
On a moral point of view, speaking out loud your disgust is right, just because he 'might not be worth it' doesn't justify his actions and mean he can get away with it.*
Perhaps the person who gave you a book should have been trying to support him instead, as he clearly needs it more.
* Personally, I've engaged these kinds of people from a neutral point of view, and sometimes it gets a bit rowdy, but with time an patience, they'll either get bored and shut up or actually go some way into changing their minds. I've only gained this ability by failure in the past and I wouldn't suggest endangering your personal well-being unless your prepared for possible confrontation.
"My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me." - Winston Churchill