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How Should We Treat the Homeless I think that to treat all homeless people in one certain way would be hard for me to do because there are many reasons for a person to be homeless and some of them should be treated differently from others I feel that the runaways and drug addicts dont deserve as much as the unemployed and war veteran types But I feel in my heart that all people with no homes or lives for that matter should get some sort of help to survive and get back on their feet so that they can become a pro- ductive member of society Lars Eighner a homeless man wrote a book entitled Travels with Lizbeth Three Years on the Road and on the Streets in which he describes in one chapter the process of scavenging Dumsters for food and other necessities Eighner states that even though he is homeless with not much money he still eats and sometimes finds money from scavenging Dumpsters This seems like a form of self-reliance for him In his story Eighner tells us what is safe to eat how to tell if it is safe and where to get the food He states that a lot of people throw away perfectly good food and when they do he finds it Eighner says the food can be evaluated with some confidence largely on the basis of appearance In my opinion I dont care if the food looks perfect I wouldnt eat garbage unless I was dying from hunger But eating is only one problem facing the homeless Their second priority should be shelter Where will they go if it is freezing or something Many large cities have homeless shelters but sometimes they get
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