It took me a while to become aware of enormity of the homeless situation in L.A. because in the beginning I ignored it like everyone else. If I was in a good mood I would talk to them briefly in passing, give them a couple of dollars or my leftovers. Nothing more, just enough too survive another day. Then after you experience the magnitude of the neglect block after block and day after day it begins to take a toll on your soul. We are all connected whether we like it or not. His misery is my misery, his failure, is my failure.  What should really scare the hell out of society especially the 99% of us who live check to check is that we are one sickness, one firing, one eviction away from being homeless ourselves.