I boarded the subway for school when I saw this individual sleeping across the seats, using a backpack for a pillow, and protecting the blue package of life possessions by creating a leg barrier. I wondered what the story was the deposited this person on these seats on this particular day.
There are more homeless than most people care to admit. For many, it’s a case of if I ignore it I can pretend it doesn’t exist. For others, if they are not economically viable then they are irrelevant. Still others want to blame them for their own downfall without knowing the story. It’s easier to vilify than it is to invest time to truly understand.