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Old 03-08-2014, 03:41 PM   #1
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For the individuals who're living on the streets and in the shelters across America, one may think that the people living that way put themselves in that position. Homelessness isn't a choice, it's forced on those who lost everything because they couldn't find any alternatives to steer them out of a direction that leads to nowhere! It's extremely dehumanizing in every way imaginable!

Without resources to rely on such as family, real friends, a decent savings, etc, one will be left without anywhere to go. People who're in these situations asks themselves, "Why me and why now?" It's tough for an individual to look themselves in the mirror and then smile. Take it from someone who's been down that road, it's not relatively easy as you might think!

In a country that's as rich as America, you'd think that real homelessness shouldn't be as wide spread as it is now, right? WRONG! In New York, NY former mayor Bloomberg idiotic decision caused wide spread homelessness throughout New York. The city and the state (I believe) provided people rent vouchers to assist with their monthly rent. Well, the powers that be thought it'd be beneficial to save money by cutting the rent voucher program. As a result, thousands of people were homeless because they couldn't afford New York's high rents! So, people turned to the streets and to the shelters for survival. (On average, it costs a shelter $36,000 to care for a family and $20,000 for an individual per year. They didn't entirely think this through when they cut the program. The vouchers provided people $10,000/year for rent assistance.)

In Detroit, MI homelessness is a level lower than dehumanization. The shelters are always crowded and the staff has no respect nor care for the homeless. Not everyone is a drug addict, an ex-con, or a low life. There are people who're trying to make it out but it's not easy if people are constantly being put down for possessing very little. I've talked to people who have Master degrees trying to obtain employment....they can't find work!

The man in the video name is Ronald Davis, a homeless man who lives in Chicago. Unfortunately, in order to make money, he panhandles everyday and often sleeps on the streets. I felt bad for him because people dehumanize him EVERY SINGLE DAY! He can't get a job, he has no home, he has no real family, and to make matters worse, he lives in Chicago. (I think Ronald is doing better. People have reached out to Ronald to help him survive) He's just surviving the streets on a daily basis. He can't afford to live his life the American way.

One thing that I've learned in life is that poverty will always be present. No one can't escape it nor cure it. It'll always be around regardless of the financial status of a country. Surviving and then overcoming homelessness is a challenge itself. No one wants to survive being homeless again. They don't want to revisit the pain of lost and embarrassment.
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Old 03-10-2014, 05:06 PM   #2
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Too long of a read?
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Old 03-13-2014, 12:03 PM   #3
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A Ph.D in Physics and he's homeless. Seriously?
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I don't wanna watch those long vids. Could anybody explain quickly why they are homeless? Did they get laid-off, wife take them to the cleaners, illness which left them broke, etc. What was it?
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Economics and mental instability
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Ok. Didn't feel like reading the initial long post and watching the vid.
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The purpose of this thread is to acknowledge that homelessness isn't a choice, it's forced on people who're struggling both mentally and financially (excluding drugs addicts and criminals). Surviving homelessness is the key.

This thread is part 2 of Homeless Stories.
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A Ph.D in Physics and he's homeless. Seriously?
THAT HALF A NEGRO NEEDS TO MOVE TO D.C. TRYING TO GET HIRED IN BOSTON

YOU CAN TELL HE HAS A DEGREE CAUSE HES A OVERWEIGHT HOMELESS MAn
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How is he (the guy in the video) sensitive?
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A Ph.D in Physics and he's homeless. Seriously?

People think they're entitled to the world because they have degrees. It's really obnoxious.


Though they need to reduce the retirement age because nobody wants to hire old people. Being old and black would be even tougher and having an address at a homeless shelter would be ether.

I used to supervise a shelter though, and I can tell you that he's probably not telling the full story. If i were him i'd just go back to school and live off the loans still he dies or gets a real job since he's a good student.
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People think they're entitled to the world because they have degrees. It's really obnoxious.
I don't understand that mentality either, especially when history shows time after time that the majority of society can tend to be hostile towards some the most brilliant minds.

Look at how people like Socrates or Alan Turing were treated.
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People think they're entitled to the world because they have degrees. It's really obnoxious.


Though they need to reduce the retirement age because nobody wants to hire old people. Being old and black would be even tougher and having an address at a homeless shelter would be ether.

I used to supervise a shelter though, and I can tell you that he's probably not telling the full story. If i were him i'd just go back to school and live off the loans still he dies or gets a real job since he's a good student.

Go back to school for what? He has a Ph.D in Physics. The man is educated enough. What he truly needs is to get back on his feet.
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no dude just cheat the system. If he stays in school his entire life he'll never have to fag his loans. He's a good student, obviously, so he it won't stress him out..or at least to the extent that homelessness will stress a person out. Just keep enrolling and taking loans and scholarships he can live on. People that are academically talented like himself haven't explored that option as much as they should.

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I don't understand that mentality either, especially when history shows time after time that the majority of society can tend to be hostile towards some the most brilliant minds.

Look at how people like Socrates or Alan Turing were treated.
I think we fucked up as a collective by advertising high education, an institution for academic and interpersonal development, as a 4 year job prep course.
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no dude just cheat the system. If he stays in school his entire life he'll never have to fag his loans.
smh.

There maybe some non-shady way to survive.
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