A Social Experiment? Not Really.

Here’s what you do.

First: find three sets of clothes (that would be three each of bottoms, tops, undergarments). Put them all on at once.

Second: keep them on for the next two months. Shuffle layers for a new look each day.

Third: do not shower or wash up for the entire period.

Fourth: repeat until the clothes are too threadbare to hold together.

Fifth: come back and tell me if you enjoyed the experience.

Remember that feeling, remember how your lips curled and you whispered “Ew!” while shaking your head.

Remember that feeling the next time you feel the urge to say “some homeless people like living that way.”

No one desires to not be able to change clothes. No one desires to not have “the comforts of home” and chooses to live in a drainage pipe instead.

Don’t judge. Figure out how to make it better.

2 thoughts on “A Social Experiment? Not Really.

  1. I love the judgmental types who think that homeless people want to be homeless, that an addict can just snap his/her fingers and stop being an addict, that it’s easy to not be fat, all you have to do is eat less and exercise more, that a person with mental illness can “just stop thinking that way.”
    I sometimes think how much better the world would be if all the sanctimonious jerks disappeared overnight.

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