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Not Everyone Can Start Their Lives Over. But According To These Guys, Maybe That’s OK.

It’s obviously important that we’re always fighting to eradicate homelessness, but there's also significant value in helping those in that situation make their lives a bit more livable. Real Change, the organization highlighted in the video, does just that by employing individuals of low-income as vendors of a newspaper that focuses on social justice. It's a model worthy of attention from communities everywhere.In this piece, we get the opportunity to meet a few of those vendors. So, instead of just talking about an abstract problem, we’re reminded of who these people actually are. The men featured here are refreshingly honest about their situation in ways that are both heartbreaking and powerful.

Not Everyone Can Start Their Lives Over. But According To These Guys, Maybe That’s OK.
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As people get older, social isolation and loneliness become serious problems. Many find themselves living alone for the first time after the death of a spouse. It's also difficult for older people to maintain friendships when people they've known for years become ill or pass away.

Census Bureau figures say that almost a quarter of men and nearly 46% of women over the age of 75 live alone.

But loneliness doesn't just affect those who reside by themselves. People can feel lonely when there is a discrepancy between their desired and actual relationships. To put it simply, when it comes to having a healthy social life, quality is just as important as quantity.

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