will u give some cents or dollars to the beggars?

@XoyyoX (1055)
China
June 19, 2008 4:55am CST
not sure whether u know that there r some fake beggars, they appear to be beggars with dirts on face and with worn clothes on the body, but they are strong and have the ability to earn their living by true work, but not just asking for others' dollars. they live on begging. they'r not disabled people, not chidlren, but healthy and strong men. i don't like people like them relying on begging for a life.
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@adoremay (2069)
• Philippines
19 Jun 08
I rarely give to beggars. I will base it on the saying: by teaching how people to survive, we don't give them a fish everyday, we teach them how to fish. With that, I rarely give, it really depends. But I do offer a simple prayer for them.
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@XoyyoX (1055)
• China
19 Jun 08
a simple prayer can teache them how to fish, my dear?
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@adoremay (2069)
• Philippines
20 Jun 08
No I offer them things that will help their situations such as a job. That is what I meant by teaching them to fish. The prayer is a spiritual offering. I have offered them a physical and a spiritual matter.
@shooie (4986)
• United States
21 Jun 08
I don't give any money if I am near an area I'll buy em a meal. I've heard of these people that fake as beggers if you don't give them money and offer food instead they get mad. Is why I only offer a warm filling meal.
@XoyyoX (1055)
• China
21 Jun 08
i'll do as u do, it's a good way to help the real beggars.
@cryw0lf (1302)
• United Kingdom
19 Jun 08
When i was a child my mum gave me money every so often whenever we were about to pass someone 'on the streets'. Often enough it was a sign i put it in, so i did. However my dad once told me that one of his friends earned his money by 'faking' on the streets. Giving money depends on the type of person you are. Some people trust these 'street people' whilst others dont. Some just have some spare money they dont need, whilst others... dont. Just because some are fake it doesnt mean you should be put off giving money to them, its the real ones that count.
@XoyyoX (1055)
• China
19 Jun 08
u'r right, but from what can we tell they are real beggars or not? i often saw beggars without a leg or an arm, but after a day's begging, they went home with their lost leg or arm back. like a magic show.
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• India
19 Jun 08
no way! i dont encourage begging at all its a nuisance to the pedestrians