"The Homeless Guy" is having trouble transitioning to a homed life. I know the feeling and can understand. When I first got my apartment over at my late grandmother's house, I slept on the floor in my sleeping bag. The mattress was just too soft and springy. I would find myself spending the next two years camping out a lot out-of-doors. Only feeling comfortable in wide open spaces inside my tent often in my very own backyard. It took a long time to break this habit. Long time. The trouble is that there are no transitional services. You are thrown into a home and expected to be grateful and joyful. When reality says this is uncomfortable or unnatural. So, I know how he is feeling. He is at the point of no return with no help. Let's hope he can soldier on through it.
Most people think that housing the homeless is the answer. Certainly, it is a means to an end, but often times not so easy. The person has to be rehabilitated back to homed life. Everyday tasks once provided for the person must now be taught. Simple tasks such as feeding yourself after years of being fed in soup kitchens. Learning to sleep without others around is also so key. There is no more sharp pain of loneliness than that of being homed after spending years amidst your countless homeless peers in shelters. The silence can be deafening.