President vs. The Homeless

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Difference between President and The Homeless

In human society, there are always hierarchies. The person who's at the top of the hierarchical structure is often the leader, or in some countries, the President. He who holds the lowest ranking in the hierarchy is the homeless person. The obvious similarities between these two people are that they are human beings living on the same Earth. That's where many people believe their similarities end. To one extreme is the president, who is always by many and disliked by few, to the other extreme a homeless person, who is disliked by many and helped by few. 

The Homeless

Role In Society

The President of a country is charged with and obligated to lead his nation, towards prosperity, advancement, nation building and is responsible for the overall well being of his nation's citizens. Some responsibilities include promoting quality, free education, adequate health care, adequate child care, and better public transportation, while a homeless person is free to do whatever he or she wants. Nevertheless, homeless people will usually beg for money in public places and some homeless people will perform by playing musical instruments in subways or on the street, so that they can earn a few dollars. Often, homeless people are otherwise normal citizens who became overwhelmed by mental problems or other emotionally disabling condition.  

Personal Wealth

An average homeless person doesn't have personal wealth or at least the means to access wealth. A homeless person often is born into this quandary and struggles to make ends meet from the start. On the other hand, a president has more than enough wealth for an average person to enjoy a comfortable lifestyle. In some third world countries, the President often takes advantage of their corrupt policies and are at times exposed for stealing money from the government or accepting dirty money to fill their personal bank accounts.


In order to become a President of a country, one must be highly educated, competent, and responsible enough to run a country. As a prerequisite, a President should at least have a master's degree in some countries. On the other hand, a homeless person might not even have a high school degree, but not necessarily, well educated people can also become homeless, due to some turn of event, that happens to change one's financial situation for the worst. It's quite possible for someone to have a good job and a master's degree at one point, but may become homeless later in life. The great depression is a perfect example of this.

Similarities and Differences

  • A President of a country is admired by his people; he or she is a role model for the citizens of his country. Being a President of a country is highest, most respected job in the world.  While a homeless person is the least likely person, to be admired and is often looked down on.
  • A homeless person has little or no job responsibility, while a president of a country has the biggest responsibility, which is running the country in the right direction.
  • A homeless person has no personal wealth; while a president of a country can have a fortune stacked away somewhere.
  • A President of a country is usually well educated, and is highly competent. While a homeless person may or may not be well educated, it all depends of his background history. Each of these people are members of the human family and deserve to be provided with basic living essentials.

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