What is written here I found to be true in my own experience. Some people treated me kindly and others with contempt. And they didn’t
know anything about me, except I was homeless. — T.J.
Bring up the topic of homelessness in a room full of people, and you will likely incite an argument and heated words. Homelessness in our society is a very heated topic, filled with debate, ego and judgement. Fortunately these arguments are contrasted by empathetic individuals, capable of putting themselves in other people’s situations with the ability of treating each person as an individual with their own circumstances. With today’s economy, many of us may be able to relate in ways we previously could not.
Good or bad, the term homelessness often brings images to mind, as well as generalizations about intelligence, motivation and past history. Perhaps this video that I found earlier today will be a reminder to all of us…
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