Per­cep­tions off

Sentinel-Review (Woodstock) - - OPINION -

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

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