Frederickâ€™s story isnâ€™t far from the truth. It seems that without money or a family with money, there is no recourse if you are unlucky and hit bottom in this country. Before I moved to Chicago, I really didnâ€™t have a concept about what poverty was like, but living here has really changed my perspective. I wish I had an answer to the problem of homelessness, because it is a heartbreaking situation. How can one change these circumstances? Does buying someone a meal or giving a panhandler pocket change do anything to help?
I suppose that these times arenâ€™t really that different from past eras, save that the gulf between those with and those without seems much wider and more visible, but Iâ€™d like to think that this could still change for the better.