I always say to each their own, to live and let live-if you are not hurting anyone, taking care of yourself what's the problem?
I've been homeless a few times-not as a choice but because of "hard times"... I have learned through talking to many on my journeys that,
∞Some people-whether slightly afflicted or more with mental illness or none apparent at all at least to the untrained eye,
in the fact that they are not bound by modern society's restrictions such as;
∞home, car, etc., that they may find themselves not interested in or not interested in material items to live with in society
∞being tied down to one location
∞restriction on their personal freedom that is illegal in most places- use such as- drug use or other seemingly means of surviving which may
entail into their life(sale of illicits, prostitution, theft)
∞The 60s flower children etc. lifestyle and what they are used to... See*
* ∞The 60s flower children who stayed on the fringe to other sub cultural subscribing to like lifestyle(from my experience as being homeless
in San Francisco)
∞"run away" teenagers(or even adults) who find themselves stuck in their situation because that's all they know as life
∞"runaway" people that are hiding
∞situational...down on their luck
Society sees it as a fault for many reasons;
∞Worry for their safety and or their community.
∞ The association of poor to harmful mental health on above as well as the person.
∞Also as Drug use, alcoholism, disease, crime...more, have been linked to the "homeless lifestyle"
∞The concern of city/count on people not paying taxes or letting themselves "be a burden" on society by welfare such as foodstamps(and collection of
SS but not spent on their housing, mental care etc.), or community donation such food lines, "low income" medical care and homeless shelters for cold
nights...to shower and rest accommodations.
∞Community cleanup to keep the city presentable to tourism for example or for proposed safety of their citizens
∞May contribute to crime in the area, drug use, prostitution.
∞"Keeping up with the Jonses" keep everything within society's "normal" bounds.
ps... My views don't reflect every person's situation as each is different though many conclude that they have similar characteristics in
edit on 24-1-2013 by dreamingawake because: sp