At Peace With Yourself!
People on the street always seemed at peace, to me. They looked like they were born for that sort of life , like they never wanted anything more. When I joined the lifestyle and met people who were off track I found that they were very torn. They were upset about regarding themselves as losers. They wanted to participate in society. But it is very difficult to live as a normal person once you’ve lost everything. If you’re on the street all your stuff will be stolen or what’s more likely is that all your stuff will be thrown away in a police sweep. Then you’ve lost your identification. You can’t get a new id if you have even a small warrant for, say, trespassing. How are you going to get the $300 to clear that up. You can’t get a job without identification. You could take a chance and turn yourself in and hope that you won’t get a year in jail from the judge. That almost never happens. Almost. But it’s a hard thing for people to volunteer to do. So people find themselves unable to rejoin society and they have no peace about it. My assumptions that people on the street wanted nothing more were wrong.