Too many, too young


I know I live in a city that has a relatively low median income (Everett,WA). Maybe it’s also because I take public transportation. Whatever the reason, the number of young homeless I see in this community is striking. It saddens me. Deeply. And it tells me a story of a society that is struggling to maintain cohesion. The future of our society will in part be determined by these young people who are, for the moment (and maybe forever), outside the bounds of our society. What will happen as they get older? How will their worldview shape the world around them? How will it reshape our society? The consequences of this pervasive homelessness is perhaps unknown but not in doubt.


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