Society plays a big part in people’s perceptions of others. People are often too quick to prejudge individuals they have never met.
A prime example is people’s opinions of homeless people. Without knowing the reasons for people being homeless, opinions are formed. There are exceptions, but often individuals are homeless not by choice but by circumstance. Anyone living paycheque to paycheque could end up homeless.
So take a moment to think the next time you see a homeless person and consider they may be a victim of circumstance, not homeless by choice.
Colin Duck London