Homeless People Essay
The then have the liberty to seek help because they know that they are not alone, there are people who aren’t homeless who understand them. Apathy condemns them to a life of poverty. There may be other homeless with them, but they are stereotyped by the people who can help them, and they feel like they can’t find a way out of their situation. Empathy is needed in order for people to give second chances and treat others with the same respect as they would treat themselves. People don’t really understand refugees until they’ve been one. The homeless know what it’s like to be starving for days, how humbling it is to beg for money or food, and what it’s like to feel like they’re going to lose their extremities because it’s so cold outside. Many people stereotype homeless into drunks out for everyone’s money. If they knew what homeless people had gone through that shaped them into a vagabond, these misconceptions wouldn’t be made. Empathy is needed, there is already too much apathy in the world. Apathy is what caused homelessness. No one cared that people had no food. As long as most of the people had food, everything was fine. Apathy keeps the homeless where they are. The apathetic people help those that help themselves. If the homeless don’t seek out jobs to move up the social class, than they deserve to be right where they are. This stance is very closed minded and it is very hard to convince otherwise if they cannot see why the homeless are the way they are. Many people may argue that empathy leads to costly institutions to try and fix homelessness. What is cost effective is not included in morals because it will base one’s morals on what benefits them. When this happens, it changes the moral obligation to selfish gain. This is apathy, self-centered thinking; hence, one must ask, how much is a human life worth? With empathy people will be able to see past what costs them most and see what a human life costs.