Check your immunoprivelege.
"Nigga eat a God damn cheeseburger.."
Most homeless people are mentally ill, alcoholics, or drug addicts. Or all three. Having dealt with a shit load of homeless people over the years, a lot of them are nice people, they've just fallen through the cracks. A lot of them are psycho assholes. They're not deeply insightful fonts of wisdom that we can all learn life lessons from. They're not smelly manic pixie dream girls who are going to fix a cunt with a death wish like Ashley where dozens of snotty educated doctors have failed in the past.
This is the faggiest derail in ages.
My only point there was, sometimes it takes confronting a frightening outcome, to see where your choices could lead you.
And sometimes when you face people who have nothing themselves to lose, who tell you the truth, you can come to your senses.
I am not romanticising the homeless. Quite the contrary.
As for Ashley, she will probably wind up dead before she would end up homeless.