How Do You Treat Beggers?
November 21, 2007 10:30am CST
When you see beggers, do you give them money? In my country, some energetic men and women would pretend to be deformed or physically challenged and start constituting nuisance by way of begging for arms. Most of them have families and are not having any health problems. Whenever you see such beggers you will hard know whether there are genuine begger of not. How do you treat them and do you feel about beggers and begging.
21 Nov 07
I also remembered a man who would always sit in front of the church door and who looked very weak and helpless. Whenever I see him, I always see to it that I will give him alms even if it's just coins. One day, I decided to stay in a tree house in front of our church to relax. It's a very nice day but when I see the man buying some rugby and sniffing it, I felt really angry and I stopped giving him money because of what he's buying. No doubt why he felt that weak, he's been taking something that is very dangerous to his health. No matter how good you are, I believe that giving money to this people is not a very good option. First of all, you're not sure whether they're spending it in the right way. They could also be some kind of a slave who works for someone and you're money will be given to their selfish boss. That's why people tend to ignore them because they're aware of it. But being blind is not a very good solution. I know that this is very easy to say but hard to do that's why I think i don't have the right to suggest this. However, in my observation, if these people were just educated then their life would not be in that state. If only someone would help them gain knowledge on how to work without begging for alms in the streets, their life will not be miserable. Even someone who didn't get to grade school can earn money by using his strength. It's just a matter of what you will do with your life and finding ways for survival. ..^^..cherry
23 Nov 07
I don't know if I'm being rough but i don't pity them that much maybe because I see them everyday and eventually I got used to it. But when I see them lying on the streets, I felt blessed because I was born in a very nice family who can support our needs. ..^^..cherry
22 Nov 07
Hello, okwusman.being an indian i feel ashamed that in india you will find baggers daily coming to your door for begging.there are other places too where u will find them.in the market, at masque. at temple gates, at church ,every where.it's disgrace.of course, the government is taking all steps to discourage the practice.the government is giving subsistence allowance to old,disabled,widows, and providing houses to homeless people.all the more government is giving many other benefits to the economically backward people.but the bagger class still exist.even physically potential persons are bagging.as such you can't distinguish the genuine one.i personally hate this practice.it should be seriously dealt with.many thanks.
22 Nov 07
Personally, I don't give money to beggars. As much as possible, I would only give them stuffs like clothes or food. We have a law here on giving alms to beggars, we are prohibited to give them help since there are institutions that personally deals with them. Not only that, but they will also be a cause of accident on streets since they will beg and beg because people tolerates them. If ever they seem to be suspicious for me, I just give them food. If they ask or beg for money, then should look for others since this is a big NO for me.
• United States
22 Nov 07
You know i have never been asked for money from a begger, but i think that if i was i would buy them food,a clean shirt,drink,or somthing.rather then give them money.that i would be he;ping them. but not comtributing to their habbits if any are there. if not then they would be quite contempt with you buying them what they need