Yes drugs, alcohol and mental illness are the 3 conditions most common. I'm no expert but they try to blot out whatever has caused their situation.
Three trains, three cities--the journey west
Posted 21 October 2017 - 02:32 PM
I haven't meant to sound callous, either--I say hello and acknowledge homeless people, and although I won't give money, I will get someone breakfast or lunch from a food cart or convenience store.
It was just the impersonal tolerance without any visible help for these people that bothered me in Portland, although from some of the comments above, I have learned more about the situation there and hopefully understand it a bit better now.
Edited by Mystic River Dragon, 21 October 2017 - 02:33 PM.
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