this was really not what the point was. it's that there is a stereotype of homeless and it's considered acceptable. this is about an insulting, condescending and dismissive view about homeless people in general. the belief that they are the losers and everyone else isn't because the homeless are visibly the most down and out. people see them with shame or embarassment. and my point to you was that there are different reasons people become homeless. i also don't agree with your views on what is a loser as if not being homeless or homeless , being a drug addict or at least be functioning with a residence/job is the sole criteria of a loser or not a loser. homelessness is not a dysfunction, it is an outcome. there are even runaways who are homeless because they came from such abusive homes, they are not losers because of it. some homeless have severe damage from abuse or other mental health issues and that does not make them a loser. they did not all do this to themselves. it is very common for people to label homeless as losers when in reality they are just luckier. i am telling you my opinion on the matter which may be contrary to yours. that is what happens in a discussion. you have the perogative to say and do what you want, just as i have a right to comment on that and vice versa. you can stick to your opinion just as i can to mine. i do NOT find it funny to stereotype homeless. it has gone on too long and is just completely based on insensitivity. this is not a passing joke, it is how the public views them. also, if you really were joking then you wouldn't have kept replying as seriously as you did which means that you are pretending you didn't really see them that way and it was just a joke which contradicts your earlier replies that homeless are indeed losers (according to your opinion and the public). then you have others backing you up that it was a joke because they may not give a shit about the homeless. that is their perogative.