It’s no secret that human beings are creatures of habit. Although change is necessary, it’s not something that most people take to quickly – unless of course, you can show them how they have something to gain from change and, that must be something concrete – they want it right now. If you present them with just an idea, or something that is a bit abstract, something that they can’t get their hands on right now, it’s harder for them to see the need for change.
There are some homeless people who have become chronic homeless. That means that the odds of them ever becoming a productive part of society again is slim to none. They’ve fallen into the habit of homelessness. Some of them have gone beyond the point where they cannot even conceive of the possibility that they could be anything more than homeless. (more…)