Helping Those In Need.

United States
October 15, 2012 1:10pm CST
I have helped those who really need it. I will continue to do so. However, in terms of yesterday when the guy came begging to me, when we got there around 8:30 in the morning, the janitor bought him breakfast and he kept asking everyone for money or food. With everyone giving him money or buying him food. This guy has an ipod and most like has a place to live. He was clean and had nothing but a suitcase with him. Anyone can buy a suitcase, fill it with clothes and claim to be homeless, when they have money for food and a transportation. They beg because they want everyone to give them money believing that they deserve nothing but a free ride in life! Believing that is wrong! I know more homeless people that want to get back on their feet than those who have a place to call home that begs because they never want to work hard a day in their life! I buy food for those who need it, I never give cash because you have those who beg with the intent of stealing from you. Plus, yesterday, when my friend came back, I told him what happened, the beggar tried making me look bad by saying he was asking to plug in his ipod. It turned into yelling when I told him he was lying and to leave us alone! This guy is going to learn a very hard and painful lesson for begging when he has his own place and lots of nice things! People like him need to be on the news for the whole world to see!
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8 responses
@choybel (5059)
• Philippines
15 Oct 12
He sounds like a professional beggar to me. Believe it or not, I saw videos online about them, people who became wealthy through begging, acting up with all sorts of props to make them look really in need and pitiful, when in reality they have more than the average person. It's sad how people can come up ways to take advantage of others, it's more sad that they had to go to extremes to do so. It's really not wrong to help, but you are right, we have to be vigilant against being taken advantage of. It's our right, too.
• United States
15 Oct 12
Help those who really need it but when you beg because your lazy and you have nice things then you need to be made an example of so everyone knows never to help you!
@choybel (5059)
• Philippines
15 Oct 12
I agree. Let people know that this manner of living should not be tolerated at all.
@mariaperalta (19096)
• Mexico
15 Oct 12
With the xmas holidays coming soon, I will start helping out at my church here. I cant afford to give them money, so each here I help them bake and cook for homeless meals. I feel its the least I can do.
• United States
15 Oct 12
That is a very good thing to do. There are ways, like this, that go very far in helping those who really are homeless! I am not quite there yet, but when I can, I will be doing the same thing!
@stanley777 (7176)
• Philippines
16 Oct 12
I think most of us will do the same thing, helping the needy. People who are unable to provide for themselves or have disabilities. Yes, sometimes I give to beggars who looks really helpless judging their appearance like disabilities or age and can not really help themselves. I think our government and other local authorities are doing something about these people begging in the street. The only problem is some of them went back to the street begging maybe because they earn more in this way. I guess it's better to donate to charities than give alms to these people because some of them use begging because it's an easier way to earn.
@Tongcv (173)
• China
16 Oct 12
Beggars iPod,he also needs begging you;encounter beggars we really should,"Give a man a fish,rather teach a man to fish".
@jdalaqui (1074)
• Philippines
16 Oct 12
It is good to help but sometimes we need to scrutinize well those whom we are helping because we might be helping the wrong person. When helping someone. We were also victimized by those who are begging for help until one day one of our friends saw the person we helped often to be begging from house to house all day and in the afternoon, they will go home with bags of goodies. They are strong enough to work but they don't want to. I also tried to help someone by giving him goods to sell but what did she do? She went back soon returning all the goods I gave her. What does she want? Free stuff. On one occasion I offered her a simple work in our home, she said she will come, but you know what? She did not arrive that day we agreed. After several days, she came asking for food or anything. I was so upset and said...I'm sorry but I have given you work opportunity which you turn it down. It's good to help but we must help them in such a way that they will have the opportunity to be proud about what they can earn.
• India
16 Oct 12
This is definitely bad, though not surprising, this guy will definitely learn the lesson of his life in a VERY hard way, I definitely agree that begging should not be encouraged by giving money.Food, clothing,shelter and water is what, should be tried to be provided to these people, which would definitely be of great help and they should be given jobs as per their capacity to earn their livelihood, and if they work hard then they would also get a lavish life if they deserve cause"HARD WORK AND DEDICATION ALWAYS PAYS GOOD AND GREAT", is what one should remember.
@julyteen (13261)
• Davao, Philippines
15 Oct 12
I help voluntarily to people in needs. I have those people who beg me for cash or in kind specially those looking like they are not a beggar. It's common business nowadays. Lots of people love to used others for their welfare.
@sjvenden27 (1851)
• United States
15 Oct 12
It also makes me angry when I see people begging for money when they clearly have a place to stay and food in their stomach.. If that person really needed help, he would have went to some pawn shop and sold his Ipod.. Those people are preying on the goodness of people.. That makes me sick!!! I have had problems over the years when I havent had much or anything at all.. I found one way or another to get what I needed and work my way to get what my family needed.. Fake people like that are criminals in my opinion.. Lazyness is no reason for begging on the streets.. That makes people that really need help lazy.. There are some people out there that have nothing that is willing to do what ever for their families.. These people get the dirty looks and posibble name calling just because they are down and out.. Its because of that man that you saw... I do not give money out, I will give out some food or clothing if I have it.. I can relate to people that are just having a stroke of bad luck or a cloud hanging over their head for quite awhile... And it seems like you can not get out of it... Shame on that man; playing poor so he dont have to do nothing.. Shame on him!!!