Are homeless people all homeless for the same reason? Same cause?
Are there in fact, various reasons why one can become homeless?
Has anyone in this forum ever been very very close to being homeless, or actually been homeless for a while?
What do people in this forum generally have in common that will prevent them from "falling through the cracks" so to speak, that they'll usually survive a challenging issue with (addiction, mental illness, poverty, or avoiding an abuser), and land back on their feet?
Have you ever tried solving serious life problems completely on your own with no (family/friends/LOVE) to help pull you through a tough time? I sure as F*** have not ever tried that one.
Therefore: I don't know JACK SH!T about what it feels like to be loveless AND homeless -- independently or at the same time.
In fact, I'm not sure I've met too many people who have accurately imagined what a horror it would be to be stuck in that situation. I think the closest typically we get to imagining it for a few moments -- are the moments we witness refugees on TV in "other" countries (strife with civil war and other atrocities) walking into the unknown with only a few belongings... But can we actually accurately imagine how horrible it must feel to be fleeing an old life into the total unknown with no love? I doubt it -- not unless we've actually been a refugee before.
I mostly take having love and a home for granted. Each and every day. Neither issue crosses my mind -- until I see/smell a homeless person curled up on the side of the street on my way to work in SF, and then my heart breaks for just a moment, and I remember what a lucky son of a B**** I am.
I luck-boxed into a life of LOVE. Yes, with choice, social skills, and good actions, I've chosen and learned to maintain and grow love in my life... But I had ZERO CHOICE about where on the planet I was born, and into what family situation I got started with.
Did you choose the country and family situation you were born into? Seriously?