Homelessness

While going through the newspaper, I read about a 88-year old woman being driven out of her house by her own nine children and was later found roaming about in the streets, struggling for food and shelter. This inspired me to pen down my thoughts about ‘Homelessness’. So, here I am voicing out my opinion.

Homelessness, the extreme form of housing need has become a growing concern globally. The number of people who are finding themselves on the streets is constantly increasing. With the decrease in number of available jobs, the population of homeless people has literally boomed. The causes of homelessness are many and varied. Some of the causes in my opinion are: 

· Relationship Breakdowns

· Loss of Income or Unemployment

· Chronic lack of affordable housing.

Homelessness has its impacts not only on health but also on educational achievements and employment opportunities. But the question is, what can the government do to decrease the problem?

Although, there is no quick and easy answer to solve this difficult problem, the government can co-operate with today’s generation studying political sciences and have them work for this cause, then, the answer to decrease the homeless population will be effectively answered. In this way, the government will save on expenses and at the same time the students will have a chance to implement what they have learned in real-life situations.

In conclusion. I think our homeless problem could be rooted out if everyone were to take part and stop being self-centered.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

           

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My Favourite Poem..

Most of us here have read poems, maybe in school, or you have a passion or for any reason whatsoever. I am sure you have read a poem which touched your heart and you count it to be your favourite poem. I have one…want to read that? Just scroll down to have a look.

Life is like a garden
And friendship like a flower,
That blooms and grows in beauty
With the sunshine and the shower.

And lovely are the blossoms
That are tended with great care,
By those who work unselfishly
To make the place more fair.

And, like the garden blossoms,
Friendship’s flower grows more sweet
When watched and tended carefully
By those we know and meet.

And, if the seed of friendship
Is planted deep and true
And watched with understanding,
Friendship’s flower will bloom for you.

-Helen Steiner Rice

The Three Questions…


Name of the Book: The Three Questions
Author: Leo Tolstoy
Other Works by the the author: War & Peace, The Godson & many others

It is a well fabricated story about a king in whose mind arise three important questions, whose answers vary from person to person, so he undertakes a quest to find the true answers. The rest of the plot revolves around the King’s determination to find the answers & how he finds them.

Throughout this story, the author, Leo Tolstoy has kept the reader absorbed and interested to know the answers of the questions posed by the thoughtful king. The author has set a fine example of how even a short story in simple language can be thought provoking for readers of all ages.