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How Should We Treat The Homeless?

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I think that to treat all homeless people in one certain way would be
hard for me to do because there are many reasons for a person to be homeless,
and some of them should be treated differently from others. I feel that the
runaways and drug addicts don't deserve as much as the unemployed and war
veteran types. But I feel in my heart that all people with no homes, or lives
for that matter, should get some sort of help to survive and get back on their
feet so that they can become a pro-ductive member of society.

Lars Eighner, a homeless man, wrote a book entitled "Travels with
Lizbeth: Three Years on the Road and on the Streets" in which he describes in
one chapter "the process of scavenging Dumsters for food and other
necessities." Eighner states that even though he is homeless with not much
money, he still eats and sometimes finds money from scavenging Dumpsters. This
seems like a form of self-reliance for him.

In his story, Eighner tells us what is safe to eat, how to tell if it is
safe, and where to get the food. He states that a lot of ...

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