America, the country that our fore fathers migrated to, was considered to be the land of opportunity and freedom. But now, America has a very increased homeless person rate. This is due to the face that the tough economic conditions prevailing today have forced more people out of their homes than any of the natural disasters in the recent years. People generally tend to look down at these poor homeless people with hatred, fear and sometimes in disgust. Churchill (1910) said that “All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.” But somehow this has gotten lost through time.
This report is an experiment that I am doing for my Sociology class. I will dress up as a homeless person and will live the homeless life for real for one day. I will first visit a local park that I have been visiting for quite some time now and see how the reactions of the usual visitors change when they see a homeless person. For this, I have already taken permission from the local police department. Secondly, I will proceed to a homeless shelter that is 15 minutes away from the park and I will try to fit in there. What can be a better way to finding a solution to a problem than experiencing it yourself?