In this world there are many things people are guilty of, one of those guilt’s would be stereotyping even if it wasn’t meant in a harmful way. We have all been a victim or the aggressor; however the common factor in either situation is that no good comes from stereotyping others. Have you ever stopped to wonder how many people are homeless in your city? There are actually 633,782 people experiencing homelessness on any given night in the United States. Have you even put them into a stereotype yourself by casting them out or even just ignoring them all together?
While most people really don’t care what happens to them, others feel sorry for them and then there people that look at them as motivation, people whom they do not want to become, some might even go as far to say they are afraid of them, for me that was never the case I saw them as just normal everyday people that lost their way and just too lazy or too scared to get up and try again. It is so easy to look at people who are in a struggle in life and its hardships and think that it will never happen to you. The sad fact of life is that homeless people can come from all walks of life and all levels of intelligence. I think some homeless people beg because they really can’t work but then again there are the ones that do it because they don’t want to work and that is there choice, while circumstances can vary, one of the biggest reasons people experience homelessness is because they cannot find housing they can afford.
If I ignore them how can I go home and not feel guilty about it? There is not much I can do maybe someday I will be able to do more for the people around me. But in no way have I ever saw them as inferior or any less of a person then myself. Did you know that 10 percent of the homeless populations, 62,619 are veterans, According to the figures being released by the department of veteran’s affairs and the department of housing and urban development. “Officials said the survey results keep the Obama administration on schedule to meet a goal established in 2009 of ending veteran homelessness by 2015”
Another problem would be the factor of mental illness, the homeless population, especially homeless persons with serious mental illness, has increased steadily since the 1970s. this is seen in all major cities but also in the smaller cities and towns as well.no matter what the case I believe that even though they are homeless they are not hopeless.