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10 Thoughts We've All Had About People Who Are Homeless

At the end of the day, we're all just humans trying to make it. Help change the conversation around homelessness with #HumansForHumans.

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1. "You're so young — get a job."

Sometimes, landing a stable job is harder than you think. Have some empathy, people.
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Sometimes, landing a stable job is harder than you think. Have some empathy, people.

2. "Why do you have pets when you can't feed yourself?"

Any pet owner would understand that animals provide a sense of unconditional love that we all crave as humans.
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Any pet owner would understand that animals provide a sense of unconditional love that we all crave as humans.

3. "If I gave you money, you'd just spend it on booze or drugs."

Food, water, and shelter are way more of a priority.
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Food, water, and shelter are way more of a priority.

4. "How does someone's life get so messed up?"

Sadly, many different ways and with lots of different factors out of one's control.
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Sadly, many different ways and with lots of different factors out of one's control.

5. "It's not my job to help you. Where's your family?"

Unfortunately, not everyone is so fortunate to have a loving, supportive family.
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Unfortunately, not everyone is so fortunate to have a loving, supportive family.

6. "If you worked as hard as me, maybe you wouldn't be homeless."

No one ever chooses to be homeless.
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No one ever chooses to be homeless.

7. "You don't look homeless. Are you scamming me?"

Ever heard the saying "Don't judge a book by its cover"?
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Ever heard the saying "Don't judge a book by its cover"?

8. "How do you survive in the freezing cold winter?"

Canadian winters can get pretty brutal, meaning people experiencing homelessness often have to rely on community shelters and emergency services.
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Canadian winters can get pretty brutal, meaning people experiencing homelessness often have to rely on community shelters and emergency services.

9. "Get off the street and go to a shelter."

Sometimes shelters can reach full capacity, which forces many to couchsurf, sleep in a car, or live on the streets.
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Sometimes shelters can reach full capacity, which forces many to couchsurf, sleep in a car, or live on the streets.

10. "I've got my own issues, why should I help you?"

Karma, baby... It's a boomerang.
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Karma, baby... It's a boomerang.

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