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I Care About Homeless People

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    Grand Central Winter

    I've noticed that many people who haven't experienced homelessness tend to have quite negative attitudes about homeless people. This deeply saddens me. But as I read reviews of the book, Grand Central Winter, by Lee Stringer, I was encouraged. I read the book myself a few years...
    FeelingOrange FeelingOrange 46-50, F Dec 1, 2013

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    Whenever a criminal is daring to feed the

    homeless, America's finest are on it. The latest, out of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, involved collaring a 90-year-old menace to society, as told by TV station KHON-2: On Sunday, the city charged three people, including two ministers and a 90-year-old homeless advocate, and...
    The1960texan The1960texan 51-55, M 2 Responses Nov 21, 2014

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    My father was homeless in London.

    tells me stories of how the dead would lie on the floor and people would just step over them, not noticing, not caring. who carries their cold hungry dead bodies away? what happens to them? who is told of their death? Ever since I found out my father was homeless it gave me a...
    hjsco96 hjsco96 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 13

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    Hobo.

    Hobo of the night drinking your 'lightning white' avoiding park bench frostbite. Long finished crying diminished and slowly dying within his shell. What special hell a drunken song can tell. Look into his eyes. Take your heart of of disguise and realise it could be you...
    kevineast2010 kevineast2010 56-60, M 1 Response Aug 8, 2013

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    Ter4Doll Ter4Doll 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 25, 2014

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    I was around 6 years old

    and this sad looking man came up to my family and asked for some money, mum said no and kept walking, i stopped with tears in my eyes and asked mum if we could please give him some money, she pulled a $5 note out of her purse and handed it to me. I walked up the man and gave...
    illmindofhayley illmindofhayley 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 24, 2013

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    It's just wrong for the homeless to be picked

    up against their will and given a choice to go to jail or the FEMA camps that the city built. This started in Columbia South Carolina. They made homelessness illegal. They are picked up and given a choice to go to jail or or the FEMA camps. If they go to FEMA they are guarded at...
    asherjoh asherjoh 36-40, M 1 Response Jun 12

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    When I was a little girl my mother would take

    me to the city. I was always excited to go with her. However things would change when I witnessed a homeless man asking for spare change. It tore my heart apart so much I would cry in public. I would tell my mom that I want to help them by giving them a warm blanket, food and...
    Liv4Life Liv4Life 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 28, 2014

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    The Homeless

    I can only imagine what it would be like to sleep on a cold park bench, or having to use a shopping cart just so i can keep what personal belongings i had left. Every night i pray to god to show me how i can help these people, i hope in ways that would show them that humanity...
    peachfuzz68 peachfuzz68 41-45, F 3 Responses Feb 28, 2012

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    The Homeless People Have Souls.

    This past week I was with a close friend of mine driving down town, almost every where I look there was a homeless person either sitting on the sidewalk or standing. some were old, some were young, some were in wheel chairs, some had little kids with them. There were blacks...
    flyingangel7 flyingangel7 46-50, F 2 Responses Sep 7, 2013

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    Especially the old ones

    who are just lying on the side of the streets. I wish their children took care of them. Or maybe they never had a family. I wish they had someone beside them.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Nov 21, 2014

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    I was in New York once

    and a homeless man came up to me to ask if I would donate any money to him. You could see that he was a little shy because of the rejection he must have had before and was worried I would be the same. My three friends all told him no and walked away, I gave him whatever I had in...
    Untamablespark Untamablespark 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 25, 2014

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    You people are lucky getting presents

    and having fun on the holidays but I can't I have a I have a different religion I can't even celebrate my own birthday you shouldn't wine about stupid presents I rarely get presents from my family the last present I got was during the summer and guess how many birthdays and...
    natsufairy12 natsufairy12 13-15, M 2 Responses Dec 13, 2014

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    I often get asked for help by people

    who are in need of it. I think it's my friendly face . Giving money to people direct can fuel a drug addiction. I've helped drug addicts but only by guiding them to expert help. Drug addiction is in my view a medical problem once established however it begins. If someone asks...
    Homejames Homejames 51-55, M 2 Responses Nov 22, 2014

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    I care about homeless people.

    I try to always give to them.Who are we to judge. What if God was one of us?
    Bpack Bpack 31-35 1 Response Dec 1, 2014

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    A percentage of homeless people have a

    disability (about one third). About one one fourth of the homeless population are veterans.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 19

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    Midnightthewolfcat Midnightthewolfcat 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 25, 2014

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    One of the Reason why islam is

    so caring about feelings is that it said to never give poor people money infront of others .. As if you are like "i have money so I'm gonna hand this down-class poor person money in front of everyone and show it off" .. I wish if people would care about people have live in...
    nonorawi nonorawi 13-15, F 4 Responses Nov 22, 2014

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    I see them from time to time

    or I'll see a foot traveler out and about. I'll go out of my way to the bank and slip them a $10 bill
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 21, 2014

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    With the heat here in Arizona reaching over

    112F during the day and 100 at night, I worry so much about those without the luxury of having a place to lay their head at night. My brother, sister in-law, and I go out and hand out free cold water bottles to those at bus stops, and those begging by the freeways. I always feel...
    ThatGirlIsPoison23 ThatGirlIsPoison23 26-30, F Jun 19

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    There are a lot of homeless people down my

    block. I always wonder where they go when it is winter. But since it's summer, I see them a lot sitting under scaffolds. Most of the time I don't have much to give. I gave a guy $5 on the train, another one 50Β’ and a lady who came to the U.S. $3. I feel bad and want to do more...
    reginarose reginarose 26-30, F Jul 24

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    burnedmemories burnedmemories 16-17, F Nov 28, 2014

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    Among Shadows

    It was the dark of night; the way we expect a typical story of this genre to start out. The young boy trekked across the paved streets, as the bitter cold began to engulf him. He wore nothing but rags - a tattered jacket, ripped jeans, worn black boots and gloves, which had...
    Vulkara Vulkara 18-21, M Jan 20, 2013

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    This one just really chapped My ***!

    Id love to hear opinions from as many as possible.Ideas about what can be done. The Free Thought Project Matt Agorist July 25, 2014 The hot air and lip service paid to veterans by the blowhards in D.C., seems to be just that, hot air and lip service. Nearly 60,000 men and...
    The1960texan The1960texan 51-55, M 2 Responses Nov 21, 2014

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    I Am Homeless

    ...And have been for 2 months now. I sleep on the sidewalks of Fort Walton Beach, Florida. I'm not sure how it is anywhere else, as I have never really tried it, but here there are several places that offer food, clothing, shelter, showers, and even free bicycles and bus tickets...
    civicmann civicmann 22-25, M 6 Responses Aug 22, 2013

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    Seeing them is just another realization how bad,

    cruel and unfair this world could be.
    hisangelicbaby hisangelicbaby 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 28, 2014

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    Converted Converted 46-50, M Jul 7

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    That's how it happens.

    Some version of that story is true for almost every homeless person out there. It happens because of not being loved. Because of not having supportive reciprocal loving family relations from the beginning. It is never mental illness, and rarely addiction. It is lack of love...
    Ajushi Ajushi 41-45, M 1 Response Jan 10

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    I found a news item that made Me sick to My

    stomach.I have been homeless for a time after having the rug that was my life pulled out from under Me. May 13, 2014 Youtube: ChicoandDebbie Jimenez Youtube: ChicoandDebbie Jimenez DAYTONA BEACH – In a disgusting display of totalitarianism, Daytona Police descended upon a...
    The1960texan The1960texan 51-55, M 2 Responses Nov 21, 2014

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    I prefer to help individuals

    rather than charities. I'd rather just give a homeless person some money and food and stuff myself than give to charity, I mean I know they still help but I like the feeling I get when I actually hand over some money to someone who needs it
    Alienbassdrum Alienbassdrum 16-17, M 3 Responses Jul 7

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    rahifsaad rahifsaad 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 5, 2014

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    I don't see many homeless people

    where I live - but I have been to the city a lot. There's homeless people on every corner for the most part - I see them whenever I get on and off the train - I see them in the station - I see them in the parks, the allies, everywhere. And every single time I see them - it...
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 21, 2014

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    not so much . how hard is it to find a job

    and start making money. but I feel bad for them but then I dont
    oliviatt oliviatt 16-17, F 7 Responses Nov 23, 2014

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    I live in China and it breaks my heart seeing

    the number of homeless people here, especially elderly people or those with serious deformities or disabilities. I always try to give them a little money and if I can't because I don't have any on me I always walk away feeling guilty. The one that sticks in my memory is an old...
    EarthWalkerMan EarthWalkerMan 31-35, M 3 Responses Jun 4

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    A lot of people end up sleeping rough.

    I'm not into being judgmental about this . I think that every town should have a shelter were people can go for a night or to. In these places they can be safe and be given proper help . Some choose to live rough but many have no choice . So if you can support...
    Homejames Homejames 51-55, M 1 Response Mar 15

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    Dont hate but i feel sad when i see so many homeless people,i see so many of them sleeping on streets even in the rain.Why can't we all do something good for those people just...
    Roadguy Roadguy 26-30, M 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    I just can't help it. Even if someone is a s****y person, like my mom even though I feel like she deserves every bad thing that's happened to her because of her bad attitude and...
    FutureVet2014 FutureVet2014 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I just can't help it. Even if someone is a s****y person, like my mom even though I feel like she deserves every bad thing that's happened to her because of her bad attitude and...
    FutureVet2014 FutureVet2014 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    its so bad that i shut down and dont want go to the store, work, mall, or anywhere for that matter. sometimes i think people think im stupid or cant so anything for myself and when...
    Aeril Aeril 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Not really saying I don't care about them. I don't care that they are celebrities. They're just people like I am. I do admire those that set a good positive example though.
    ShortySammie ShortySammie 41-45, M 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    Okay noe dont hate for this but it must be said. I care about looks but Im not saying I dont care about personality. People have to get it that we are sexual beings. We find love...
    AlphaSanctusFuror AlphaSanctusFuror 13-15, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Not even enough to post an actual story about how little I care.
    JamieWalks JamieWalks 26-30, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    My ex texted me saying I was salty at the end of relationship. He cheated on me twice and ended it because he felt bad. But that was like a year ago. Don't talk to me, boy. I don't...
    CrownedSoul CrownedSoul 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    It's natural instinct for me. My friends and family know I will always have their back no matter what. I remember sitting with my table at school and someone asked "If you get into...
    anonamanda001 anonamanda001 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I care, I do care and love her, but I literally can’t be with her because of my family and it breaks my heart that she’s hurting because of it. I hate that I’m the source of...
    Alexacutie Alexacutie 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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