In one of the previous articles, I talked about the Pros of the UK. Yes, it’s great that everyone in this country is socially protected, but at the same time lots of people don’t use these possibilities.
I see in Northern Ireland a huge number of homeless people sleeping on the streets. They sleep on the floor or in tents. Herewith in Russia and Ukraine it’s almost impossible to meet a homeless / drunk / sleeping person on the street (in my whole life there I met maybe 5-6 such cases, and here I meet 5-6 such cases a day!).
This paradox is still not clear to me. These homeless people can get help and a better life just by going to any government agency, but for some reason they choose the antisocial lifestyle. Perhaps they are not ready to give up their additions or the freedom that they have on the street (we say that homeless people are the freest people, because they have nothing to lose). And I think people should be given the opportunity to live the way they want. But only if they don’t involve others, especially kids.
Basically all the homeless people here are people addicted to drugs. But they not only use them, but also sell them. And very often they sell them to teenagers. But since teens often don’t have money, then they, in chase of easy money and a buzz, themselves begin to sell drugs. So this vicious circle is hard to break, and the problem is not solved, but even getting worse..
I hope that someday the authorities will pay attention to this problem and the level of children’s involvement is reduced to zero. Yes, everyone has the right to live the way they want. But only if they have made a conscious adult choice and if it doesn’t harm others.
What is the situation with homelessness in your country/city and what do you think about it in general?