Homeless People

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Steven Cao
Charlene Green
English 1302

Do the Homeless Really Deserve it?

Everyone in this country has at least seen someone on the street corner begging for money due to the fact that they are homeless, but have you ever really thought about why they are put into the position that they are in? It is a stereotype that all homeless people only collect money to spend it on drugs or alcohol and that is not always the case. They actually could be doing the complete opposite and try to stable themselves; they just need a little help doing so. There are many reasons why the people who become homeless do not deserve it, no matter the situation. Some reasons why they do not deserve it is because of unfortunate events, an inactive community, and never learning how to survive; especially at a young age. Some homeless people do not deserve to be homeless because they are actually nice but due to unfortunate events, lead them being on the streets. For example, the economy may have had a major decline and influenced businesses to lose money, which causes bankruptcy. It is not the business owner’s fault that the economy dropped, but it jeopardizes someone’s life that should not deserve to be homeless. Even though there is no telling what the future holds for an individual, a brutal consequence that leaves a person homeless is uncalled for. When there is a person on the street corner with their cardboard sign asking for money, what is the first thing that comes to mind? Nothing. If others were to at least attempt to try and help, it could make a major difference in that person’s life. A little help from the community will take a step closer for a homeless person to get back on their feet. Our society today is so selfish, only worrying about their own lives, that they do not realize how difficult it is to be homeless. Do people ever consider helping those that are really in need? It is understandable why someone would not give money to a person on the...
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