Originally Posted by CaptainMidnight85
It's a personal view...
YES, I am biased. BW talks of those that choose to live perpetually
as Homeless. He's not asking for us to consider folks like himself that hit whatever circumstance and arose from the situation to better themselves. Somebody either wants something better than what they already have, ...or they don't
. BW did, and he's here to post about it. Proof is in the pudding.
I owe them nothing. I didn't buy it, and it's not my project to fix.
I have to agree with this post the most.
Back in 1993 we moved from NY to Melbourne Florida. We had a hard time making a go of it for the first few months, Fishing on the local bridges provided a great deal of our daily proteins. No fishing, no food. But then there were days were there wasn't $1.50 to be had for the bait. On the Eau Gallie bridge going over the Indian River, I was tough by the homeless how to net your own bait and were to fish for the best fish to guarantee a meal for the day. These were great guys, but don't offer them more than a dollar, they won't take it. Could never understand why. One night at the bridge, one of the guys broke his old pole that he had found. A bunch of us all pitched in and went to Walmart to buy him a $6 Rod and Reel, you would have thought we just bought him a new car.
On Thanksgiving day, I went to the bridge and invited them to the house for a good meal, but they didn't want to come. They had their own family and they were going to spend the day together, on the shores of the river, over an open fire, with their chicken soup, a luxury for them. I offered $5 to help with their meal but they didn't want it...... I was confused. I asked one of them a few days later why and he said they didn't want anything that they are not accustomed to, or would just get them into bad habits or into trouble. It wasn't that he didn't appreciate it, he just didn't need it. If he wants a burger, he'll ask for the $0.89 it cost for the burger, nothing more...... Then he laughed and said it was a good thing he hated burgers.......
Those that wish to be homeless are great people. They are no different than you or I, they just have a different out look on how they want to live. It doesn't make it any worse than how I live today...... I was just as happy when I had to live "almost" like them. I was more appreciative that they were there to save me.
This doesn't account for every homeless situation, but the real homeless that want to be, want to be for a reason........ Something we may never understand, but it works for them.