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Most people look at the homeless and are disgusted or frightened by them Other people do not feel this way because they simply ignore the homeless The majority of society has negative feelings toward homeless people because they do not know who the homeless really are and what sort of issues caused them to live on the streets New York City has thousands of homeless people living on the streets and many people are disgusted by their presence Homeless are considered annoying by most Americans Its incredibly sad that so many people sleep on the streets In the essay Helping and Hating the Homeless Peter Marin describes the problem of homeless people and the lack of help for this growing problem Marin had many strong points in his article on the homeless Marin strongly points out that society does understand the reasons for the homeless problem because most people are ignorant to the problem or are misinformedFirst of all there are many different reasons as to why the homeless became homeless but most people categorize all of these reasons into one the homeless They think it is one major group of people with the same problem living on the streets However the homeless are made up of veterans the mentally ill single parents physically disabled runaway children drug addicts and alcoholics The majority of this list were normal people before becoming homeless Some were members of the working class who ran into problems and ended up on the streets they had no were else to turn The homeless problem is more complex than most people can imagine The word homeless tells us almost nothing 299 People who do not agree with the American life style sometimes end up homeless because they want to be excluded from society Some people do surprisingly choose to be homeless Others choose to be homeless because they can not live within a normal society For example veterans might have to
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