Does not matter if we are in East or West, we all have them around and among us, they are just invisible to the common man.
Homeless people have practically become invisible by you, me and everyone else, as everyone walking down the street intentionally avoids eye contact with ‘those people.’ We simply continue on, minding our own business, thinking homelessness is someone else’s problem. Well, it’s not. We might as well come to terms with it and see these people for what they are: they’re the same as you and me, trying to make a better life for themselves.
These invisible people all too often have been deemed by society as “scum” or “burden” or “filth.” Yet they are victims of their own fate and society at large. They include the homeless, mentally ill, crippled, poor, the uneducated and unskilled, beggars and so on…
We simply forget that they are part of the human family. They are, like it or not, included in the very fiber of the tapestry of life. Their struggles affect the whole of humanity, our very way of life.
Just remember that nobody wants to be on the street to beg, nobody does it by choice.
The idea that some lives matter less is the root of all that is wrong with the world!
We have the power to make them visible. We should recognize and acknowledge these people – the poor, the destitute, the downtrodden, and the beggar outside the temple and at your door — these are society’s invisible people.
Because if we don’t, we’ll lose ourselves in the process….