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Homeless by choice?
January 26, 2011
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Alise
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I have a friend who chose to be homeless for several years (I'm not sure he isn't still in that position; I haven't talked to him about it recently). What I can't figure out is WHY anyone would choose that? Have you heard of this situation before?

January 27, 2011
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By choice?  Well, no and yes.  I say no because I don't know anyone personally.  However, in our community, we had a man pass away some years ago and they found thousands of dollars in his possessions.  There must be some disorder to explain this, but I don't know what it is myself.

January 27, 2011
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I don't know anyone who is homeless by choice either.  I don't know any homeless people.  I can't figure out why you would want to live on the streets ever.  Maybe leave your current life and start over (new people, no bills, etc) but not live on the street.

January 28, 2011
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Being homeless isn't just a matter of circumstances, it is also a state of mind. I have a friend who is a truck driver and the truck is the only home he has. Granted, that isn't the same as living on the street, but it has had some adverse effects on his mental state. I have tried to tell him that he needs to, at the very least, rent a room somewhere so he has a place to call home other than the truck, but he continues to live this way by choice. And recently he has started to alienate himself from society.

January 29, 2011
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Betty Ann is right about this being a state of mind. It is more a social disorder I would think and it has gotten to the point to where he wants to be left alone and pretty much be a hermit. I have a home and a family but I have those times that I want to be left alone and don't want to go any where at all. It may have steemed from depression.

January 30, 2011
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We have a guy in our town who has chosen to be homeless. He was put up in the homeless shelter and choose to leave because he could make more money out and he said he didn't like having to follow rules. I have to say too, our homeless shelter is one of the nicer homes in our town. It was a private residence before it was made into a homeless shelter. He has camped out under a stand of trees and I have to say I don't envy him. The snow and cold this winter have been rather severe. He also has a daughter that he has an open invitation to live with and he refuses. I expect to hear that he's frozen to death any day but he hasn't yet.

April 6, 2014
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If you are 62 years old and have your own house then you are qualify for the reverse mortgage. Because a reverse mortgage is a loan you borrow against your home that you don't have to pay back for as long as you live there. Source for this article: shouldn't you conduct a quick search here?

August 28, 2014
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Why would anybody choose to be a homeless? It's not an adventure, it's a lifestyle and it must be very hard. I have a suggestion for those guys: take personal loans and get your life back into your hands.

February 13, 2015
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LilliBeresford said:

If you are 62 years old and have your own house then you are qualify for the reverse mortgage. Because a reverse mortgage is a loan you borrow against your home that you don't have to pay back for as long as you live there. Source for this article: shouldn't you conduct a quick search here?

oh, i never knew about this stuff, thanks for sharing your thoughts.

May 29, 2015
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I would think and it has gotten to the point to where he wants to be left alone and pretty much be a hermit. I have a home and a family. Life Experience Degrees

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