“Helping the Homeless” Critical response
Homeless is a common feature in most developed countries. It has existed for a long time often we choose not to see the homeless, or bother with them, so we look the other way. Homeless is not prejudice toward race, creed or religion, it has no boundaries. Don’t look at the at them and judge them like they are all bad person, they are all lazy that’s why they become the homeless. Look at their past and listen to their story because not all of homeless people are bad. “Helping the Homeless” by Malcoln Feeley will show us about it because he was to the one of the homeless.
Feeley had been the homeless in a few years because he was an alcoholic and lost his job, even his family. He lived on the streets, under the bridge and slept in the park. He met a lot of good friends that they all had the same problem. They all like brothers, they shared the food, and drink to someone really need. They took care; help each other to survive every day in their life. “We shared bottles and food when someone didn’t have anything, and we watched each other’s back”. They also were a good people, a hard worker, with a fully decent and be honest to everyone. The reason they became a homeless because the job are not available as they were back in the day. People are losing their homes, jobs and credit so they couldn’t pay rent for house, pay the basic things that they need in life. They couldn’t find any help from people to help them find a job, even with the less payment. “Other homeless, through no fault of their own, have lost their jobs and can’t pay rent. Many are war veterans who returned with emotional or physical problems that prevented them from holding jobs or fitting back into society”. Some people got back from war with damaged about physically, mentally with disable to working, what could they do to survive in our life? Nowhere or any company want to hire them because they think those people can’t work, but a good person always stays inside of them, they didn’t rob nor did a bad thing to make money to survive while they were a homeless, they are not how people thinking. “Young people who run away from home or believe living on the streets is an adventure are among the transient homeless who come, eventually leave, and are replaced by an endless flood of alienated youth”. Some people they chose to live in the street because they want to be one of them to understand the worth of life that they having, where they can find work from the street.
They are just a people who are down on their luck. People are always so quick to judge them. Many of them are just normal people who’ve been dealt a bad hand. Some of them can turn out to be very put together, successful members of society it given the right opportunities. They need our help although it is a really small thing, It will make a big different. Like the author said” I help the homeless for one reason: they are my brothers and sisters. And yours.” We should not judge at the homeless people until we get to know them, look at them with all respectful and give them your help because you don’t know that someday in your life you will be one of them.