beggars in streets, what is your attitude?do you give money to them?

@mari123 (1862)
China
December 15, 2007 2:26am CST
his noon, i walked down a short street , but more than 5 beggars have ever come into my view. they were shocking their bowls in which be scattered several coins shouting "give me a hand" or kowtowing to passengers for their livelihood. i wonder, do you have true sympathy to them yet in light of nowaday's various fake beggars and tricks?? in fact, more and more people have not been willing to show their sympathy and give money to beggars for there exists too many cheaters. the idea that cannot be quited down in my mind is that a part of the beggars are not disabilities or aged ones but the strong, muscular and youthful persons who wants gains without pains. every morning i meet a young man whom is supported only by a walking stick in the bus station. his job is selling newspaper. without due cause, i cannot help showing respect to him always. by the contrast, the disablities who are laboring is worth admiring and treasuring, right?? i admit that some beggars indeed need our and our society's help. perhaps what we can do is just anxious about this phenomina. i think this problem could be done well by governments and the society gurantee system. i wish the measure and methods can be taken as soon as possible. could give some opinions of yours?
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@ozzie13 (177)
• Australia
16 Dec 07
Sometimes i do sometimes i dont. I dont think these people should be treated like scum you never know that wont be you one day. I dont ever put myself out of pocket, but i am not one of those people who can walk past someone in trouble and not offer help.
• Philippines
16 Dec 07
The Bible says, You should not give man a fish, but teach him hoe to fish.If you give money, he will use it only fir a short time then he will beg again when all the money is gone. I stopped giving money to children beggars in my university because when they knew that I give , they invite other kids like them to ask alms from me.I just told them that they should ask their parents to work for them.What pitiful childhood memory would they have just because they are allowed ti do that by their parents who are at home and not looking after what they are up to
• Aruba
16 Dec 07
Well,yes this is a very sensitive subject but i have learned to handle it in this manner instead of giving him/her money i will ask what he/she needs the money for, if it is something to eat I will gladly go and buy it and give it to him/her if i have the time then i know the money won't be used for anything that can be bad for ones health.
@cosylvia (401)
• China
16 Dec 07
yes,some times walked down the street i saw more beggars in streets,but i rarely give them money coz so many beggars..but i indeed wish the government can control this bad phenomena..coz sometimes saw some little children as this role in street,hear that their parents cant feed them so sell them to someother for somemoney...so this not the ability of the government can control ..the reason is their parents.
• Pakistan
16 Dec 07
well mari it depends if da begger is a really needy one or if God forbid da beggar is handicapped then i do give out da money to beggar.
• United States
16 Dec 07
I don't give money to beggers. A friend of mine tried to help out one that said he was a veteran and was hungry. She gave him food and information on how to get in touch with people that could help. She also called the VA and they said a lot of these people have help available but don't take it or don't want to take responsibilities that go with it such as getting help with addiction.
• Pakistan
15 Dec 07
begging is now an industry in Pakistan and india and they are plaguing the society like a cancer coz the real needy gets nothing so i think we should condemn them by giving them no money
• India
15 Dec 07
Some beggars in Mumbai are so rich that they own two flats in Mumbai, and their family also has a family business. Some are genuine. Of course, you have no ways to find out the difference. I have given alms to beggars. The amount I give depends on my mood. The lowest I have given is one rupee and the highest is five rupees. If I am in a good mood, I give more. Poverty is a byproduct of our economy; nothing much you can do about it.