A new television series is waking people up to a rather common yet ill-conceived opinion. It was seen in the case of a self-made millionaire who thought people living on the streets were either lazy or weak minded. Now he has spent three days on the streets of London and the results are interesting.
Keiren is a 23-year-old who lives a luxury lifestyle but decided to give it up for a few days. He lived as a homeless individual and during that time, he had to wash with wet wipes in McDonald’s toilets and was almost stabbed.
Rich Kids Go Homeless
Rich kid Kieren thinks that homeless people are lazy and weak-minded, but he gets the shock of his life after living on the streets.Posted by Channel 5 on Wednesday, April 17, 2019
At the beginning of the show, he felt that it was possible for homeless people to get a house with hard work and he wanted to prove it to be true.
Keiren is a father of one child who earns $13,000 a day and spends money like it is going out of style. Its nothing for him to spend $130,000 on luxury automobiles and he has a $39,000 wardrobe. On the day that he hit the streets, he had nothing but a coat, a pair of thick socks and a sleeping bag.
He also took some glasses because it thought he could earn more money to buy umbrellas and sell them once it started raining.
At one point, he counts his change, discovering he has only made $6.50. “I feel like I’m selling my body, you have to swallow your pride a bit,” he said.
He talked with the program, saying: “I feel like the homeless could do a lot more for themselves. A lot of the homeless are weak-minded and lazy, but they shouldn’t be like that because you’re already at rock bottom, it can’t get any worse.”
Things didn’t start off well and he was almost stabbed. It seems that a man got suspicious of him because he recently had his teeth done in Turkey. The homeless man said: “They’re no homeless teeth.”
A paranoid schizophrenic man also confronted him: “Who are you? You have got very nice teeth. You’re a cop. I’ve never seen you before and I fucking run things around here. I’m gonna fucking murder you.”
He recalls: “I didn’t know what to do – do I defend myself or run? I turned to the cameraman and asked: ‘What’s the plan?’ He told me to walk.
“He could have stabbed me. I was in real danger. Only the cameraman was with me.”
He held a sign that said ‘if you don’t have any spare change, I appreciate conversation’, explaining: “If they get to know me then they will give me some money.”
He ended up finding out that it wasn’t as easy as he thought. Eventually, someone would provide him with food but he didn’t think that eating a tin of spaghetti hoops with the lenses from his glasses was a part of the plan.
Eventually, Keiren was able to go back home to his four-bedroom house. He decided that everything he had earned during that time would be given away to the homeless.
He also said that he will now be donating money and food to the homeless and that he would encourage his daughter to have the same mindset.