Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community

Invisible People

Weblog, Jul 25, 2010

One of the things about informal learning is that we begin learning some 'unofficial' things. Like, for example, from this site, which documents the invisible people, the homeless, and the stories of how they got there. "Everyone on the streets has their own story, some made bad decisions, others were victims, but none of them deserve what they have been left with, and it is a reflection of our own society that we just leave them there." I've been homeless, twice, only briefly, and I was able to get out in a hurry, but I saw enough to scare me, and it's a lesson I've never forgotten. If you wonder sometimes why I'm so 'left wing', well, that's why.

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