The Homeless in San Francisco

It breaks my heart to see others who are completely forced to live out on the streets, but what turns my sadness to fury is when the media and those in the upper eschelons of society continue to dehumanize them and make them out to be a burden on the rest of us. This is not so, many of these people are just average folks with their own life stories, and their own dreams and aspirations, but with no means to see such dreams become reality.

Here’s one such example:

This is a great guy with an amazing voice. I’ve only recently seen his singing prowess, and believe me, if he could be tapped, he’d be a massive hit. But his case, is like many others in San Francisco, unnoticed, since no one gives them a chance. It doesn’t even take 5 minutes of your time, folks, to listen to a voice like this, or to hear an interesting story from off the street, which I can tell you, there’s a lot of them. No, most times these people are not going to blow the money you give them on drugs (a very small minority do), as much as they’ll use it to get either food, or even a cup of coffee, to keep themselves warm. Most, as I’ve said before, are just normal folks who have no financial means to live what we call a normal life.
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