Friday, March 11, 2016
Damned-if-you-do, damned-if-you-don't homelessness
This is a quirky little story about a homeless guy who built his own home by excavating a cave to live in. It was located in a public park, so when he was discovered, he was fined for damage to property. Many people assume that the homeless are homeless for lack of intelligence or resourcefulness, or out of sheer sloth. Here is a guy who went against all these stereotypes of the homeless (and it looks like he was an immigrant, to boot), tried to take initiative and improve his life, and he gets penalized for it.