Without Home – 2012

Back in 2012 while my Aunt was visiting from France my mother and I took her to Hollywood and Venice Beach.  While most of the world things these are nice places, they are actually home to a large number of people who are without a home.   The thing that was so striking to me is not that there was so much homelessness, but the way that those who are homeless have their own ecosystem and structure and the way they are people just like the rest of us.  Too few people remember that these are people too, who are stuck in sad situations.

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"Coming generations will learn equality from poverty, and love from woes."
“Coming generations will learn equality from poverty, and love from woes.”
"He who is not capable of enduring poverty is not capable of being free."
“He who is not capable of enduring poverty is not capable of being free.”

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"Poverty is the worst form of violence."
“Poverty is the worst form of violence.”

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"It is pretty hard to tell what does bring happiness; poverty and wealth have both failed."
“It is pretty hard to tell what does bring happiness; poverty and wealth have both failed.”
"In a country well governed, poverty is something to be ashamed of. In a country badly governed, wealth is something to be ashamed of."
“In a country well governed, poverty is something to be ashamed of. In a country badly governed, wealth is something to be ashamed of.”
"Focusing your life solely on making a buck shows a certain poverty of ambition. It asks too little of yourself. Because it's only when you hitch your wagon to something larger than yourself that you realize your true potential."
“Focusing your life solely on making a buck shows a certain poverty of ambition. It asks too little of yourself. Because it’s only when you hitch your wagon to something larger than yourself that you realize your true potential.”
"You can turn painful situations around through laughter. If you can find humor in anything, even poverty, you can survive it."
“You can turn painful situations around through laughter. If you can find humor in anything, even poverty, you can survive it.”
"The common argument that crime is caused by poverty is a kind of slander on the poor."
“The common argument that crime is caused by poverty is a kind of slander on the poor.”
"People who are homeless are not social inadequates. They are people without homes.”
“People who are homeless are not social inadequates. They are people without homes.”

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