May 18, 2010 9:50pm CST
In Canada the homeless, for the most part, have places to go in the winter and summer to receive food and shelter from the elements. The many that you see are those who most likely refuse the services offered to them. I'm fascinated by the lives they lead, probably because I am from a small town. I've heard reports that some homeless people earn 100,000$ yearly from begging/preforming. If you think about it, it has to be lucrative, because you work 24/7. I've seen people drop money into a hat or cup even when the owner of that hat or cup was sleeping. So my question to myLot is, what is your take on the nomadic lifestyle that is homelessness.
19 May 10
I think in every country there are homeless people and we do something for them too, here what I can do is that I give my clothes to the helpless families and then in every festival I give money well this is what I can do personally and I wish others can do it too.
19 May 10
Thanks for mentioning that, I probably should have in my original post! My family donates clothing as well and we give money to the hungry through our church's soup kitchen. There are so many opportunities to give, way more than throwing a couple coins into a hat.
19 May 10
I never said I look forward to it, far from it. I am an educated man and I plan on having a lucrative career and sleeping indoors. I disagree with your statement on 'no human dignity'. I think these people have incredible courage to do what they do. They are on a daily protest against capitalism, they live a harsh life. At any moment they can be beat up and robbed. My question was not "Should I become homeless", it was: what are your thoughts on homelessness. I kind of get the vibe of your thoughts from this response. What do you think about some of them earning over 100,000$ a year?