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“We think sometimes that poverty is only being hungry, naked and homeless. The poverty of being unwanted, unloved and uncared for is the greatest poverty. We must start in our own homes to remedy this kind of poverty.” (Mother Teresa)
As we seek pleasure, we often forget our purpose in life and indifferently feed our egos as we like. One thing that humans don’t know is that not all humans have access to opportunities like those who think they have everything in life.
But unfortunately not all of us are capable of seeing the poverty in our society. We pretend like we don’t feel it because we fear that it costs us time and energy and people are afraid of wasting time on the people’s problems. Homelessness is actually an obscure problem to many people. Homeless people in the eyes of outsiders appear as useless people who fail to live up to the standard of living
Not all homeless people chose to live in the streets or shelter. If a person believes this, then their perceptions are naïve and unaware.
In this section, the history of homelessness is introduced in depth from its origin to its contemporary status in today’s society. Wonder why we have homelessness in a developed country like the USA? Click below for details.