Back in college, we never understood those kids that had familial means but refused monetary support from their parents out of principle. Not only was it annoying that they were opting into a lifestyle that we would rather not be participating in ourselves, but because they had something to fall back on they weren't even getting the genuine poverty experience. Like these kids who are paying $100 a month to live in their friends' backyard in Bushwick:
"We're trying to make ends meet at a time when it's hard to make ends meet," said Louis Frank, 22, who set up his $169 waterproof, 4½-foot-by-9-foot tent on a wooden plank in the fenced-in Bushwick back yard on June 1. "We have parents that could give us money to get an apartment," the NYU grad told The Post, "but it's nice to be independent."
This is what we mean. Any self-respecting poor person would know that you shouldn't be paying that much money to bunk down in Bushwick, never mind in what looks like a patch of raw sewage.
Now, here is a tangentially-related video of someone else who had a little lie-down in some sewage.