Don’t we all have our sins?" ("Do We Help the Homeless Whether They Are Naughty or Nice?"). Therefore, we shouldn't judge the behavior of the homeless to let them access homeless shelters. In short, the opposing argument that only well-behaved people should enter homeless shelters is flawed because many people have made mistakes in life. In short, we should help the homeless by: giving homeless people a voice, giving homeless people access to homeless shelters without being judged on their behavior, and supporting the non-profit organizations that want to end homelessness.
So even if the woman in Walnut Creek didn't have a photo of her house in her bag, she would have had other things she could have told me about her past if I had bothered to ask her rather than interrogate her. I needed to remember that while her situation is different from mine, she's a vulnerable human like me. Thinking that Quindlen's essay was about how the homeless need a place to live like anyone else, an argument with which I now agree, the point could also be made that a unique home where one can paint a room blue or red or black is just one of many things we should provide the homeless. But certainly we can only know what the homeless need if we understand them not as "nouns" but as unique people with memories and aspirations. Quindlen mentions but doesn't focus on those who avoid shelters because of mental illness.
An article from The Guardian news source, discusses how the homeless population in America is extremely overlooked in many ways by the public. The piece opens up by discussing a scenario where people are walking past and ignoring homeless people on the side of the street. This demonstration
In the United States of America there are about 1.56 million people who are homeless. Only a few privileged minds can effectively explain the hardships and emotional standpoints of those without a home. However even though they can explain these points, some still may never understand how troubling it is to live with no home. Two essays that outstandingly provide an accurate standpoint of the homeless community are “Homeless” by Anna Quindlen and “Why Beggars are Despised” by George Orwell. In any piece of writing there lies a main purpose as to why the author sat down and wrote a piece.
Two Different Perspectives on Homelessness Homelessness is a subject that has been debated over by many people for decades. Two essays that really put the homeless into the spotlight are “Untouchables” by Jonathan Kozol and “Homeless man interviews Himself” by Albert Bliss. Both authors focus on the subject of homelessness. Although, Kozol and Bliss have two extremely different perspectives. To begin with, Kozol’s essay “Untouchables” makes the homeless seem like victims.
If you’re poor, you cannot go to the doctor, cannot pay for medicine, cannot fix the problem, and nothing is solved. But, those people without money would give away their own shoes to people who are homeless, where the rich ones wouldn’t even give them a
Upon seeing someone, you are creating symbolic meanings over their appearance. When you think of a homeless person, you may think of a thin dirty person with long unkept hair and facial hair wearing old, dirty, torn clothing. Some may put a label on them saying they are a scammer or a druggy. You may think of someone pushing around a shopping cart, carrying a book bag, or holding up a cardboard saying “WELL WORK OF FOOD.” All of these are symbols we have created, and we really on these symbols to decide if we help them or keep walking. The symbols we have created also apply to homeless
They don’t want to be homeless but that’s their current situation in their escape” (Schanes, Christine). More families go through being homeless in the United States than any other Industrialized nation. Typically a homeless family is made up with a single mother and two younger children. 51% of the children who go through being homeless are under the age of five years old. Domestic violence is common among the youth that have and are experiencing being homeless.
But it is totally opposite for the poor people. For that case, poor people may be get punishment or they can be insult (pg2). I dislike this type of Characters as it shows the disrespect to the people. The cat said again, “It is human nature to apply more oil to an already oily head”. I think, by this speech-author tried to say that, who is rich or powerful People give importance to them.
Hardin states in Lifeboat Ethics that the poor must learn from their mistakes in order to succeed in the long term and that while those mistakes may cause much suffering to an individual it is a justifiable sacrifice in teaching others to not follow such a path. Perhaps the best way to help the poor and homeless is not to help them out of the hole and leave them in a field of pit traps, but to give them a map of the field and let them find a way out. Using this analogy it is important to understand the holes these people fall into are almost always in soft dirt, easily climbed out of with a little education and ingenuity. The concept is not to leave people to suffer but to educate them on how to help themselves, how to maintain a job, to manage money, to be a successful individual. Society has to have a shift in thinking, we must not believe it is our responsibility as a society to bear the burden of personal