Originally posted by Wanderer112358
We humans are about exploration, about trying new things and about travel. We were nomads, plains dwellers, mountain men/women, we were sailors,
adventurers. Until just a few hundred years ago, most people did not find having a permanent dwelling that desirable or even that important. In
fact, we craved the change in locations, change in cultures and in scenery. Most world travelers looked disparagingly on society's town dwellers.
You are right, but I am terrible sorry it makes "homelessness" not more attractive in the slightest.
We are SO extremely dependent on our daily "luxury", it becomes extremely hard to be living without it.
The lack of even one, single things is already a HUGE inconvenience and it has a big influence on our daily lifes.
Had you had your water turned off once? It's HORRIBLE! You can't wash yourself, can't cook, clean, make coffee etc.
Had you had your power, gas etc. turned off? Your internet?
Without those things I CANNOT EXIST.
Someone who is homeless does not have anything of that, no water to wash, no stove to cook. No light to play, read. No internet, TV, entertainment.
I was once out camping when I was a teenager. We put a tent sup omewhere near a forest. At night, at 9:00pm it was PITCH DARK. What do you do without
a light? You go to bed at 9pm since there is nothing else to do, unless in a regular home where it doesn't matter, you can stay up til 4am in the
morning if you like.
What in God's name do you do as a homeless in winter when it get's so cold it hurts your skin just opening your door for minute? Where do you live?
Florida maybe? Ever been in Chicago? Or somewhere in Europe where winter is so BRUTAL people die from the cold?
Just saying....I don't see anything "attractive" in being homeless, this is the same naivety someone as if they say how cool it is going out
camping, or moving to another country etc..etc... which IN THEORY all sounds "somehow cool" but IN REALITY then causes all sorts of problems and
inconveniences, despite the "cool factor".