Lustig Andrei wrote:
I don't know what kind of a fantasy Shangri-la you live in, Romeo, but there are millions of people who don't have a roof over their head, even in so-called industrialized countries in Europe and North America.
In Boston alone, there are perhaps hundreds, maybe even thousands of individuals who are homeless and are living on the streets. At the foot of Beacon Hill, very near the Mass General Hospital, there has always been a cluster of homeless folks who live in large boxes, discarded in the trash.
At sunrise, they leave their boxes and travel to free food centers. At sun set, they go back to their boxes..
Why do they live like this? Maybe, they want to. Or maybe no one cares about them.
In the region of the New England Medical Center, many of the homeless ( and prostitutes)make their way into the hospital to use the restrooms to clean-up and refresh themselves. I don't think anyone in the Hospital cares either about the homeless folks, or that they use their bathrooms. But still, life goes on for these homeless people. I suspect that not only are these folks homeless, but that they are also hopeless.
Being hopeless is a dead end. Being homeless is not.
At night ( late at night) there is medical van on the Boston Common), that provides free medical care to the homeless. Thank God for these healthcare workers ( especially in the cold Boston winters ).