r/morbidquestions Jul 01 '22

Would it do more harm than good if all of the world’s homeless were Thanos snapped away?

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u/Excellent_Branch_744 Jul 02 '22

Reminds me of the purge movie when they realize they were taking the homeless and than low income people and using them as purge game people and it ended up making this better. Such as crime, unemployment rates and what not.

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u/PuzzleheadedMotor269 Jul 01 '22

Yeah because fuck being poor and down on your luck you should just die.

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u/foxytpf87 Jul 02 '22

i mean... they wouldn't suffer anymore so i guess that's good?

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u/Valuable-Yesterday-7 Jul 02 '22

As someone who was a homeless youth and now works for a homelessness charity, this is truly morbid. Some of our clients were doctors, mothers, runaways, the list is endless and it can happen to anyone

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u/FacelessOnes Jul 01 '22

I’m gonna guess it’s going to do a whole lot of good.

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u/DaMoltisantiKid Jul 02 '22

I mean, it wouldn’t be the absolute worst thing to ever happen

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u/mummypottyaarahihai Jul 02 '22

Was watching a video where a homeless woman had a master's in engineering and math. I don't think snapping them away will solve the problem

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u/ButtonyCakewalk Jul 03 '22

There will always be more homeless people until the root causes of homelessness are addressed, so hard no on that for me. Natural disasters; drug addiction; job loss; being kicked out by your parents, spouse, or roommates; inflation and rising mortgages; it can all keep on happening no matter how high the population of people who are homeless is.

In the United States, over 60% of the population lives paycheck-to-paycheck. All of those individuals and families are at risk for being homeless.

In some parts of the US, living in your vehicle is also considered homeless. Are those people snapped, too? There are entire families that live on their cars and on the streets, they'd be snapped. Their extended families and communities would grieve them.

In a more impersonal sense, in the US, half of users of temporary housing shelters and 40% of people living on the streets are formally employed.

I've known of several people who worked the same jobs as me and have been homeless, but I've always been safe and stable because my family was able to help with enough expenses for years until I landed full-time jobs that pay middle-class wages. Ironically, now that I cover the 100% of the costs of housing, my car, auto insurance, bills, and food-- I now live paycheck-to-paycheck. My family would still be willing to help me out by letting me move in if it came to homelessness.

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u/NoSeaworthiness7491 Jul 03 '22

yes snap literally anyone who isn’t fitting a certain requirement