“And this mess is so big
And so deep and so tall,
We cannot pick it up.
There is no way at all!”
Another image from my ongoing street project involving a group of homeless people and the social hierarchies and group dynamics they have constructed to survive .
I have learnt they have a mini social system just the same as ours and it isn’t always as bad as you think for some of them but others more so , as it is structured very well and they all know the ins and outs of their profession and where the best free meals are etc. Its a frame of mind i think . They have leaders , security , problem solvers , rituals and daily behaviours with different personalities etc I think one of the differences between ” us ” and ” them ” ( wrong words ? ) . They look at us totally different than we look at them ( its all swings and roundabouts ) . We are there survival and some of them don’t care how they get their meal ticket . They are not bothered about sympathy , only if it gets them a meal . Im not saying i believe they are all like like but a majority are . i feel like you can definitely know who is genuine out of them and who isn’t after spending a short while getting to know them . Some of them certainly are not bothered about being where they are and enjoy it as long as they get there money each day to keep the alcohol on tap or whatever . Whilst others cannot assuredly find 2 meals a day , these are usually the ones that seem quite for real , nice and don’t believe they should be there ( which is probably true ) , and others meet somewhere in the middle .
There is lots more and it gets very deep , but I’m rushing and i have to go out now ill maybe put more later
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