A Rising Cause of Homelessness

Poverty is a major cause of homelessness, that in itself is not a major revelation. What has been surprising to me is the people who I have met in the homeless community who could be any number of people I know today. A cruel twist of fate could happen to most anyone; I have met people who have been overwhelmed by medical bills or who have lost their job and have ended up on the street. There are some people who have chosen this lifestyle and they are in the minority. This 6 minute video explained to me a trend that is growing and should be a cause for concern for all of us. The growing inequality and wealth divide is a problem that is undermining our society and community, and forcing an increasing number of families below the poverty line. By increasing awareness of this, I believe we can and must change this trend.

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3 thoughts

  1. A very sobering video Andy and a strong way to visualize the situation. Thanks for sharing and thanks for making me think.

  2. Thank you for finding this and posting it. It objectively details what ‘everyday Americans’ have been experiencing but are unable to articulate. Your intro paragraph helps in this regard also.
    You mentioned needing a passion to pursue in your photography…is this one facet you will pursue further?
    peace
    FYI: I’m considering reblogging this, but it’d be my first time to reblog, so not sure how it would come out…

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