Jenks experiences life with the homeless
Choosing to be homeless doesn’t seem logical for the average human being, but Danielle Earls on “World of Jenks” found it to be the only way to stay sane.
Jenks follows Earls around San Francisco, California. Jenks sleeps and goes to the bathroom outside, and beg s for food just like Earls does every day. They even have to go through the trash to find bottles so they can be turned in for money.
Personally, I would rather be in my own home. The fact that Earls chose this life is unimaginable to me.
How could someone’s home life be so terrible that living on the streets and barely getting enough to eat would be preferable?
Her home life was crazy and her parents didn’t care about her. Her father told her to kill herself and gave her the knife to do it.
Earls cries from the emotion of it all. She can’t even talk from the thought of it.
At least there, on the street, she could make friends with the other homeless people and find people who care about her.
Earls’ mother wishes she would call more often. What kind of mother doesn’t worry about how their child is doing, if they have clothes on their backs, or if they have food in their stomach?
Similar to when Jenks followed others around, he tries to connect with Earls and get to know her on a level that her parents never reached.
Jenks asks Earls what the meaning of life is and what goals she has. In my mind, the homeless would be too busy worrying about their next meal and finding a place to sleep.
But Earls did have goals. She wanted to go to college and have a family. She planned for her future and wanted to overcome her homelessness.
She strives for something better than what her parents offered her. The fact that Earls wants to make something of herself and her life, even though it is probably next to impossible, inspires me.
Tune in next week on MTV for a “World of Jenks” episode about an MMA fighter and how he battled his way to the top.
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