Self-reliance is a mindset, an approach to life that can be adopted whether you live in a wilderness cabin or in a sprawling city. Self-reliance is about living a life in which you make decisions and opinions with primary respect to your own experience of the world and the ability to self-sustain by relying on oneself.
When people see homeless or people living in or under the poverty line, they usually question their character and the person’s ability to have self reliance. We are usually biased and prejudice by automatically judging and calling the person lazy. The truth is that there are various unfortunate circumstances that plays a role in a person’s homeless situation. I strongly believe that by encouraging and empowering them to use their skills and creativity in order to help self sustain their daily needs… this is the best and the most pragmatic way to fix the problem.