Should i have said "temporarily housing displaced"?<quoted text>
There is a homeless man that stand across the street every morning waiting for the agency to open that serves breakfast at 6:00 AM. He arrives at around 5:00. While he is waiting...he comes his hair...cleans his teeth...repacks his duffel bag.
One day...I saw inside that bag...everything neatly folded...his shirts folded and put in one plastic bag...his socks in another...and yet another for his pants. I was amazed at how neat and percise that he was.
I did not see a "bum"...just a man that for some unknown to me reason no longer had a home to go to.
IMO "Bums" can live in homes...be married...have kids. They are the type of people that mentally or physically abuse their families and friends. They take advantage of others. They care about no one but themselves.
Saying someone is "homeless" over calling them a "bum" is not being politically correct...it is being respectful to someone regardless of what might have happened in their lives.
Most of us at any point could have circumstances beyond our control happen and we might be on the streets. If you have a guarantee that it won't happen to you...then you are more blessed than most people.
Annie, as much as the political correctness for show is appreciated, it really isn't necessary. I would never treat someone on the street disrespectfully. In fact i have gone out of my way many times to help specifically people in that situation. I simply am not going to tailor my speech in an Internet-chat room because people like to score points on being disingenuous. The only reason "bum" is offensive is if you choose to make it so. I find your term of homeless offensive because it implies anyone without a house isn't as valuable a human being and it shows how this country puts emphasis on material things. See how I can play those games too? But i won't because that would be the actual insulting thing to use the situation, making titles of more relevance than people because we are trying to maneuver in a chat-room. I will let my actions do the talking when it comes to society. People can play all the games they want in here with words