Importance Of Moral Obligation To Help The Homeless

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Homeless people are the cavemen of the modern era. Scavengers shaped by nature, yet they only find the scraps of what they truly need. They still have to rely on a more evolved creature to ensure their survival. In the new age, the more evolved creatures would be the productive members of society. This working class has a moral obligation to help these modernized cavemen. The working class needs to give the homeless what they need like food, water and clothing, then the homeless can be moved to homes and start on jobs. Morally this is the solution because the strength of society depends on help in their mid-life crisis; therefore, people should become a support for someone else, everyone needs second chances to get through life, and everyone …show more content…
They’re departing ways and ultimately wishing the worst for the opposite party. The people of society will then be willing the other to rot and not help them out of their black hole of poverty; therefore, people need second chances in order to get back on their feet. Humans are creatures of habit; therefore, they become used to living their lives a certain way. Sometimes they are thrown into a different lifestyle, and they don’t know what to do or how to act. For example, Murray Barr was a veteran who had spent a large sum of his life answering to people because he was in the military. As his years of service came to an end, he couldn’t adjust back to city life and wasted all his money on alcohol and became homeless. He was put on a program for the homeless and started improving, saving money, and breaking from his addiction because he had someone to report to. A police officer states, “...he was under the equivalent of house arrest, and he thrived. He got a job and worked hard. But then the program ended. ‘Once he graduated out, he had no one to report to, and he needed that...He spent that six thousand in a week or so’” (page 178). With a second chance and the proper help, Murray was able to become a working member of society, get a job, and he could have been out on his own. If the destitute get a second chance like Murray had, then they will improve and they will get off …show more content…
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

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