Indignity isn't man's true status

Street people with their bags and their hopelessness can sometimes overwhelm us with pity. At other times maybe we just dread what their pictures say about society or about our own feelings of helplessness.

The British newspaper The Daily Telegraph featured an interview with a woman who lived rough on the streets for thirty-two years. The Daily Telegraph, January 13, 1995 . She suffered indignity, substance abuse, violence, and sexual abuse. Seven years ago she started slowly but surely to put all that behind her. She has since gone on to obtain a degree in English literature and women's studies from a London university and is currently preparing to earn her master's degree.

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