This is a really thought provoking and wonderful video.
Makes me wonder about the results of an online poll run by RTE.ie.
It asked “Should unsold, vacant housing be used temporarily for homeless people?”
1 in 3 people think homeless people should “figure it out on their own”. At least it’s a minority view, but quite a sizeable and surprisingly large minority.
It’s impossible to second guess what image someone voting in the poll has of “homeless people”, but I’m guessing it’s street homelessness – the toughest existence in a civilised country. That makes those 29% who voted to “let them figure it out on their own” to be lacking in basic human compassion.
Maybe online polls are just a waste of time or maybe the poll should have defined what homelessness is, and the work Focus Ireland do?