There are SO MANY ISSUES with people who “choose homelessness for the experience.” Why is choosing to experience homelessness so awful?
- You probably come from a background of immense privilege. If you can submit yourself to living on the street for a week or a month or however long, and you have the resources to return to a comfortable life at a time of your choosing, you’re not experiencing real homelessness. Chances are, you still have family and friends who care about you, access to food and drink, and maybe even access to shelter. You have so many resources that ACTUAL homeless people DO NOT have. They literally have nowhere to turn to.
- You’re dehumanizing actual homeless people.You are taking a serious issue, and trivializing it down to a self-realization experience. You are selfishly choosing to “experience” homelessness because you can’t seem to empathize with the actual homeless. You probably want to “find yourself,” or challenge yourself to live “like those of a lower status.” Maybe you even think you’re doing something of service for those who are homeless. These are things I’ve ACTUALLY heard people say — but trust me, you’re not making any difference.
- You’re being passive. You’re supposedly bringing “awareness” to the issue, but what are you actively contributing to the cause? Are any homeless people benefiting from your chosen “homelessness”? No. After your whole enlightenment you’ve achieved from being “homeless,” there are still millions of people out there suffering. You did nothing. You maybe have an interesting story to tell your upper class, over-privileged friend group the next time you all go out for drinks.
Stop “choosing homelessness.” Homelessness is one of the worst forms of human suffering imaginable. Don’t make it your own personal experiment.
parents who vaccinate their children without their consent are terrible parents, no exceptions.
parents who let their children die of completely preventable diseases because they think 8 year olds are capable of making their own medical decisions are terrible parents. no exceptions
i feel bad for 5’11 boys like u were so close. u almost made it.
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What the majority of feminists probably don’t understand is that when men have children, those men become the patriarch of their family. How would females/mothers feel if there was a Masculist movement that blamed Matriarchy for all of the oppression in the world?
what is this even supposed to mean
If feminism is so “gooder”, then how does bacon cattle shrimp stew race goats across the pacific ocean? sorry, too LOGICAL for you???
“When the whales at SeaWorld were played a sound recording of a group of whales made at sea, they all stopped moving in their tanks. Then one of them, Corky, began shaking violently. The tape was playing sounds of her family. “I have no idea if this creature shares any feelings that we know as humans, but her reaction reminded me of the times I heard messages from my own family when I was a hostage in Lebanon. I would feel great relief at knowing they were well, but also much sorrow and a sharpened longing to be reunited with them. “What is clear is that Corky could recognize her family’s sounds after years of separation…Knowing only this much I believe it is pointless and cruel to keep these animals apart for commercial reasons - to exploit them for commercial entertainment.” -John McCarthy, journalist
Sea World pisses me off so much. I cannot get over these beautiful, huge creatures kept in tiny tanks and forced to perform for human’s enjoyment. That’s fucked up