written by Coralie Oddy a.k.a ElSkief
I find homelessness a difficult issue. What should you do if someone asks you for change on the street? What could lead to a more lasting change for that person?
Living in London, homelessness is a problem I observe on a daily basis, and an issue I’ve struggled with. I feel intensely that homeless people require help and should not be ignored, but acknowledge that my small change is unlikely to make a long term difference in that person’s life.
But that doesn’t stop me passing a person begging on the street in the rain without a sense of guilt and regret.