Originally posted by aem56
Likewise, we have few examples of roughing it without the luxury of "running to town" to supplement our way of life when "camping". Or even as
the OP did, experimentally "bugging out". There is the knowledge that there is a civilization to go back to, worst come to worst. So there is a
lack of real world experience of knowing that,
"this is it". This type of mental insecurity of unknowns is not within even the pervue of "homeless" people now.
seems to me the whole thrust of this post is to discourage and demean. There are millins of homeless.
Millins of human beings from all walks of life in all kind of circumstances and all kinds of reasons for being homless.
Youcould not possibly even surmise what they know ordon't know. You just know what predjudices you have in your heart towards them.. Human beings are
able quite well to put puzzles togeher despite their lack of cash.
For me the best thing we could do in this country is to remove all labels and just call people what they are human beings.. that you nor anyone else
have the right to harm in thought word or deed. You never know you might run into a homeless guy like the one who was once a cELlo player.. never
judge a book by it's cover because that doesn't limit the person you are labeling as much as it defines your character
My intent was not to demean homeless people.
Homeless people are survivors in a sense and a window to the future spoken here as having a leg-up on
knowing what it's like.
The point is that homeless people, by far, live in and amongst an ongoing devolving civilization in American cities.
Why? Because it is STILL a rope to cling to.
Homeless people do not opt to just "bug out" and live off the land, by and large.
It seems narrow-minded of you to call it labeling people. I'm sorry if I don't know any other terminology to describe the group of people who have
already been affected by the coming changes.
It was a thought experiment for people to understand that even those who are homeless now, and surviving are
not a good example to look to in imagining a complete breakdown in society.
Or even the few cited in this thread who CHOSE to go off to live by themselves in the wild.
There is always the knowledge that civilization was an option.
This is about examining the times when it is NOT.
I hope this better explains my perspective.