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Old 01-13-2019, 03:03 AM
 
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if I was living with people I hated, not just disliked in which case i'd just ignore them, but really out and out hated, then I would move, whether that's was to be homeless or to find somewhere else to live, I wont live with people I detest and that's a fact.
But if you end up in a homeless shelter, you may end up with people you hate even more. Sometimes the devil you do know is better than the one you don't.
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Old 01-15-2019, 08:40 AM
 
Location: rural south west UK
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But if you end up in a homeless shelter, you may end up with people you hate even more. Sometimes the devil you do know is better than the one you don't.
I wouldn't use a homeless shelter, maybe a "drop in" centre now and again but not an overnight shelter.
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Old 01-15-2019, 02:55 PM
 
Location: 60630
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Well, I guess for some time...a few weeks or a few months, until there's enough money to pay a room somewhere else.

If that person could easily move somewhere else then there wouldnt be a dilemma, so there needs to be a strong reason why that person would make such a move.
It depends on why you hate the people. Are they sexual or physically abusive? Criminals? Then yes, I would rather be homeless.
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Old Today, 12:11 PM
 
Location: Minnesota
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The scenario sounds very "revellious runaway teen"...but I wonder if an adult would choose to sleep under the stars rather than living with people they hated?
While "sleeping under the stars" sounds very romantic where I live it's record cold temps right now that the homeless won't survive without shelter. As long as they are not abusing or hurting me in some way I'll take the people I hate....
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Old Today, 03:02 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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The scenario of becoming homeless. Gentrification and speculative policies have made housing very expensive, some people with jobs cannot even afford to rent decent apartments , they are called "working poor". so imagine those who are unemployed...many people is forced to live with people (family or strangers) they dont want to.

So I wonder...would the prospect of living with people you hated their guts of make going homeless an option?
Those aren't the only options, though. One could always live with people whose guts they DON'T hate, live in a shelter/temporary housing if they are truly indigent, etc.

Also, "hating someone's guts" is different from "can't live in this situation because I'm in danger by staying here," which is one reason that people sometimes wind up in homeless situations. But hating somebody's guts is different than being in a situation where your safety is threatened. If you are in a situation where your safety is threatened, there are things like domestic violence shelters than can help in acute situations and figure out next steps. But opting to live outdoors because you don't get along with people you could be staying with is not really a reasonable choice...where I am now, people who have nowhere to live but outdoors or squatting in vacant buildings and the like are dying, because it is 20 below zero.
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Old Today, 06:46 PM
 
Location: 'greater' Buffalo, NY
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I like to tell myself I would...but then I think about the fate of the guy who was found frozen to death at a bus stop just this very morning here in polar vortex-afflicted Western New York (true story)...in other words, I too used to romanticize homelessness, and I still am not opposed to the idea of sleeping in random places (I just did this in a casino poker room a few weekends ago in homeless-esque fashion), but...I guess ultimately I'd probably live with people I hated. Perhaps not though, lol. Luckily I've never experienced that...I do know my desire to get away from people I strongly dislike/hate tends to be strong and immediate, so...perhaps homelessness (in a warm locale, or with proper sheltering when the weather calls for it here in Buffalo NY) would be the preferred option after all.
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