Experiment in Homelessness

by John McAlister
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Homeless Experiment

Experiment in Homelessness

A British Columbia woman recently took to the streets to raise awareness about homelessness. From Friday to Sunday she had nothing but the clothes on her back, a sleeping bag, a backpack, a roll of toilet paper and a video camera with her.
People walked by her that were very kind, so kind it could bring tears to your eyes and others were really mean. Some wouldn’t look at her. Some had nasty comments. Some had an air of she’s dirty, she’s stupid, she should get a life.
Sylvia says the majority of street people suffer from mental illness and drug abuse, and others just don’t have enough money, despite what they get on welfare.
One homeless man told her he can choose either accommodation or food, and he chooses to eat.
Sylvia met people that changed her life. People no different from any of us, they were just down on their luck.