Don’t Just Look at Me, SEE Me.

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.

The Deroche Decibel

homelessfeethome·less  (hmls) adj.
Having no home or haven.
n.(used with a pl. verb) People without homes considered as a group.
Often used with ‘the’

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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About tjmcfee

Freelance writer. Activist on homeless issues. 48 years old. I write about subjects that need to be examined closely and thoughtfully. The idea for Brain Sections came from reading a book about abandoned asylums. I wanted to set a suspense story in that setting. The inclusion of crazed scientists turning homeless people into zombies is what makes the story unique. View all posts by tjmcfee

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