I think we should give money to beggars because it makes us feel good, even if the beggar just ends your money on drugs or alcohol.these poor people are just like you and I they just haven't had the luck that we have had in life. We mustn't be judgemental thinking that they are either an alcohol or a drug addict for example.
I give a few dollars if I don't know them if i'm out of town. but the ones I see every week, when the say they will pay you back and don't and then hit everybody in the parking lot up for a dollar. the ones who do that make it hard for the pork joker who might really be out of fuel or needs a meal. as long as the don't hit you every time and the able to do themselves.
Yes, I encourage everyone give money to people in need. Not only is it good to help people out who are in need, you never know when you could find yourself in a similar situation. If you needed a meal you would most certainly want people to help you out. Have compassion for those who are less fortunate than you!
Helping those in need is an act of kindness humans should be more prone to practice, as many homeless and destitute people have been victims of terrible circumstances and are only trying to survive. Of course, you should always use your common sense and judgment when choosing who to give your money to.
Beggars are people too and they may have experienced a bit of hard luck, but they need to eat and buy many of the things we take for granted. You never know what life can be like until you don't have the basic necessities in life. Granted some of these individuals are con artists, but don't let that discourage you from helping a fellow human in need. Life by the mantra "pay it forward" because kindness will come back to you n your time of need.
I do give money to beggars. I feel that, even if I can't really help the person, maybe I can just let them feel that someone cares. I agree that, if at all possible, it is better to offer them a cup of coffee or something to eat (rather than giving them plain cash), but if I pass a beggar on the street, I'll give them a few coins.
Be selective to whom you give money however. Some need it a lot more than others. Look at the person not through them, look at them. Give them a dollar if they need it. You cant generalize. Give 3-5 dollars a week to the needy is the right thing to do.
If u see a parent with small children don't give actual money instead ask what items do they truly need diapers, formula, etc. and purchase the exact item for them and give it to them. People who have governmental assistance do not get free diapers and wipes. It is not the sweet small childs fault whether his parents are lazy , druggies, or really are just falling behind or having really bad luck.
If you were in their position you would want someone to help you. That little £1 coin could make a massive difference to their lives. All these stuck up people saying we shouldn't should grow up and get mature. Just think about being in their shoes. No It's not time to Joke don't say "What shoe size are they?" For one day go around and watch them. As they sleep on the ground. As they wish they could have one last hug from their mum. Ok! Cheers. By Catherine
First lets take this apart. Why do we even have beggars on the streets? In a society that is healthy and compassionate we wouldn't see them. Therefore, the root cause must be our present societal makeup. This is a combination of our current economic, political systems, and especially our competitive for profit tendencies. By many people these beggars are looked upon as less than human. They are lazy and don't want to contribute to society, not to mention drug addicts. But if you go deeper into he situation you see that our society generates these people. People become beggars because we fail to address fundamental problems in our society. If you do a little detective work you find these people have had extremely rough family conditions in the past that leads to a downward spiral which in turn leads to drug abuse. Most people use drugs because they want to hide their pain which escalates the problem. And what brings them pain is the fact that we are all part of a machine that funnels all the wealth to the top and ignores the bottom. A compassionate view to change our society (and our minds) would rectify this problem. So in the end I do give to people on the streets. It's not my place to judge what they do with the money because I know its partly do to us that they are beggars in the first place. If I can relieve their pain rather it be through food, clothes, or alcohol, I still have a clear conscience and a profound feeling of love.
Because most of the beggars we see are not even in need, most of them are just too lazy to work but they need money. If we give the panhandlers money they will think that it is better to beg than to work, If America's people thought that, America as a country would fall to its knees.
George Orwell said it best: A beggar, looked at realistically, is simply a businessman, getting his living, like other businessmen, in the way that comes to hand. He has not, more than most modern people, sold his honor; he has merely made the mistake of choosing a trade at which it is impossible to grow rich.
Street beggars usually have lack of hope for their lives. So it is common for you to waste your money because they spend their money on drugs. Just making you feeling better cannot be the reason of helping beggars. They became like how the are now because maybe they did not care themselves when young. It is better to sped money on charities. Making the beggars drink too much drug can cause them to dye. Your kind offer will lead them to more serious laziness than ever.
We already give money to charities to support these people who are in need. I trust them because I know they will be able to spend my money wisely. Instead of those on the streets who could spend it on whatever. Instead of giving money take them to a shelter where you know they can get help. It's not guaranteed your money will go to good use.
We should seriously take steps to stop this evil of begging. People should stop giving on the signals as this gives easy money and encouragement to the beggars. Infact instead of beggars, people who give them should be penalised. Government should take strong steps against them especially very very strong step where children are involved. How can we sleep peacefully when millions of our fellow countrymen live their life begging.
It is the beggars' fault being poor. If they worked hard as we or our parents do, they would certainly be a person like us. So we should not give our money to beggars to give them chances for them to raise their power and be a successful man or woman.
I work long hours for very little pay and because of that I value the money I have worked hard to earn. I fail to see why I should give my hard earned money to someone who sits on the street all day. In addition I pay a fortune in taxes that supposedly go towards welfare, I am not handing out additional money (especially since I live in Massachusetts which has really high taxes). Finally a majority of the the beggars are either scams or drug users.
Beggars need to earn the money got be handed being a parasite on civilization.
The beggars are doing the beggary as they are lazy to work, they are unaware about any work, they think beggary is the easy way to earn money than doing work.
We should not give money to the beggars simply as we don’t know exactly if they are beggars or not. If we give it to a charity it would be useful. I very strongly suspect that all the money that a beggar collects goes to alcohol or drugs.
That some are faker and some beggers use drugs there for they spend your money on drugs and do you think that it is right way no if you really want to do something for beggars then make a charity for them and if we help them with money then they said it is very easy way to earn money
Just need a dollar to get yourself a hot dog and you recently got cancer and AIDS and you don't have a job? Sure... Then I pull out my wallet which he is watching curiously, sees a couple 20's and decides to grab it and run or beat the ever-living crap out of me and take it. You can't tell who is sincere sometimes, but if you have to listen to a 5 minute back-story its probably a bunch of bull.