Do you encourage this kind of people?

Bangalore, India
October 14, 2010 5:56am CST
Hi friends, In india that to in metropolitan cities this will be the most common scene on any road signals.. There will be several people who are healthy will be begging for money.. These group incldes Small kids holding babies or god's photo with them and demanding for money.. some ladies with small babies or even snakes some times to demand money.. and the neutral gender people demanding very badly for money.. do you encourage these people? personally I never encourage people who are capable of earning but lazy to work.. and for the kids they get many facilities from government like free education and lunch in school as well.. I help only those who are handicaped or very old who are neglected by their children.. what about you? please share..
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8 responses
@Sreekala (23732)
• India
23 Oct 10
Hi Chaitra, I am really annoyed by these people. I really felt angry on watching the ladies beg for money with their small kids in hand, they are doing cruelty to their kids by making them naked for getting sympathy by the public especially in winter season. Many are giving money to them by seeing the plight of the child but I really get angry on them, how can they do this to their kids for money. They worn proper dress and protect themselves from the cold but just not giving cloths to their kids for getting sympathy by others. On Saturdays there is a rush by beggars as people believe that giving alms on Saturday provide special blessings so the beggars are taking advantage from this soft corner of the people. I am not providing money for them or encourage the beggars. I too give money for physically handicapped people and older people.
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• Bangalore, India
23 Oct 10
Hi Sree, I appreciate that you too are not encouraging such people.. and I was not aware that saturday is belived in such way.. Thanks for sharing it dear..
@eshaan (6193)
• India
14 Oct 10
never...i never encourage or give anything to such beggars...but sometimes these neuter gender people behave in such a bad manner...that you have to give them so that they move ahead...it happened with me in train...he/she ...was behaving and talking in such a bad manner that i gave a note to my nephew and told him that give him and let him go...if it was road i would have waited or closed the glasses and then move away when the signals started again...but as it was train...i had no way to escape......i get very angry and feel that why police etc don't take strict action against such people who harass the travelers...
• Bangalore, India
14 Oct 10
Hi eshaan.. Thanks for sharing your experience dear.. you are right they make very bad actions and speak very bad mannerly so it makes us to give them money and send them away.. and those people take it as an advantage.. now a days so many groups have come up to give them education and job but those people just want some easy money..
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@eshaan (6193)
• India
14 Oct 10
yes chaitra...if you are knowing of the fact that in India (or may be some states) their blessings are considered to be working truly...and so here in M.P. they have made it their right to go anywhere where a new baby is born or where some wedding has taken place recently...and they just sing 1-2 badhaais and they ask for 2100 or even 5100 rupees depending on the financial position of the family...and yes..people give them...becoz they won't go away from your house unless u give them their RIGHT is this pity from our side or the are taking benefit of their being different from normal people??...anything it may be...but where u will see the more easier way to earn?
• Bangalore, India
15 Oct 10
yes eshaan I know that they enter into functions but here in karnataka that problem is not there.. And also I feel other common people and also society is the main responsible for those people to become like that.. you know if such people get into bus or any public places other common people tease and humiliate them.. its very difficult for those people to get proper job so that might also be the reason for them to beg in this kind and ofcourse I know here some males are dressing like such people and begging in signals to get the eassy money..
@hying80 (34)
• China
15 Oct 10
hi,this scene is common in the city.And i do respect the person singing violin erhu and dancing in the street.bring happy for the others.The life will be better and better with a technology.A man with dream will not life relying on the others. But may be for the psychological factor,they can't get chance to work, If we give them a chance to get education or work.the city and social will be in order.
• Bangalore, India
15 Oct 10
Hi friend, Welcome to Mylot.. Thanks for sharing.. Happy myloting..
@shibham (17022)
• India
15 Oct 10
hi chaitra.... me too. i also meet some beggars while traveling by my local train. they try to attract passengers as your said ways but no to them. i only give money to them who are physically challengers or very old. perhaps u have not seen the movie "traffic signal'... watch it. the real story of traffic signal. have a nice day.
• Bangalore, India
15 Oct 10
Hi shibham bhai.. Thanks for sharing.. sure I will watch that movie.. Have a nice day..
@elmiko (6640)
• United States
15 Oct 10
i'm all for helping people who need it bad enough, but whats the deal with women with snakes begging for money? that sounds kind of creepy to me.
• Bangalore, India
15 Oct 10
hi friend.. here in India the snake specially cobra is worshipped as god.. so they will keep teeth removed cobra in a basket and show it and beg for money..
• India
15 Oct 10
I feel that these people should not be encouraged. I think so as there is a big racket behind begging. The people, including th women and children, are only part of this racket. So it is better not to encourage them even if they are handicapped.
• Bangalore, India
15 Oct 10
Hi kendrathil.. Thanks for sharing you opinion on this topic.. Have a nice day..
• India
14 Oct 10
Begging must be stopped at all costs. In India, it has flourished because of ancient beliefs that if you help a needy, you will be rewarded many folds. These are blind beliefs having no proofs. Besides, There are Gangs who kidnaps kids, make them handicapped and compel them to beg and they take away everything from these kids and only a negligible portion of the collection. So encouraging this kind of people, will definitely encorage crimes in the country and would create law and order problem. The safety and security of citizens would be greatly affected.
• Bangalore, India
14 Oct 10
Hi friend, thanks for sharing your views.. I agree with you that crime also increases because of this people.. and it should be stopped..
@gunagohan (3415)
• India
14 Oct 10
This is very common in Railway station and mostly it has been increased in the traffic signals. now days the signals stay for more than minute and they use it for granted and they target the cars mostly , by knocking the windows and asking for money. But most of them will neglect and they would approach the bikes, i have experienced like this in signals twice that too in the same place in my bike. I don't offer them anything . There is another kind also, they would wrap something around their arms and legs and ask for money. Children especially , badly dressed and ask for money, this is not good to see, this has to change, so as the country would grow .
• Bangalore, India
14 Oct 10
Hi gunagohan.. Thanks for the response.. you are right this should stop so that our country can grow.. for that those people should leave their laziness and bad habbits and should work to earn their daily bread.. and others should not encourage such people to beg so they will stop begging..