Asking For Money

By TT
@atoz1to10 (6842)
Australia
January 12, 2017 6:50am CST
I remember when I first arrived in Australia my teacher took me and other students to the city. When we got there, we saw a man playing music for money. We , the students, were about to give him some money but our teacher stopped us and told us not to as he should be working instead of standing here asking for money. I didn’t agree with what my teacher had told us. To me, he was working. He was entertaining people. After that, ignoring my teacher's advice, I often give the 'street performers' money as a way to encouraging them for their talents. Today, I came across a man sitting at a corner asking for money. Apart from sitting there asking for money this man did nothing else. Is it right to give him money? Should we give people like him money?
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5 responses
@Jam4321 (581)
• Jamaica
14 Jan 17
It's kinda hard where the second one is concerned especially if he has the health and strength needed to go and look a job...there are so many jobs available to do out there.
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@atoz1to10 (6842)
• Australia
14 Jan 17
Yes, I agree with you...But if we don't give people like this money then it looks like we are not caring for others.
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@Jam4321 (581)
• Jamaica
14 Jan 17
@atoz1to10 True but I guess it depends on the circumstances...for those who can work but are just lazy, then we should reconsider.
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@suhail1 (940)
• Manila, Philippines
12 Jan 17
that's a real tough decision to make, the hard part is to know whether he is genuine or not
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@atoz1to10 (6842)
• Australia
13 Jan 17
I know... I kept thinking if I should and if I should not...and by the time I got to my car, I still hadn't made up my mind...
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@suhail1 (940)
• Manila, Philippines
13 Jan 17
@atoz1to10 haha, trust me that is a tough decision, not gonna a get an answer soon
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@atoz1to10 (6842)
• Australia
13 Jan 17
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• United Kingdom
13 Jan 17
If he was playing music then why not? As you say he was working, not like he was just begging.
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@atoz1to10 (6842)
• Australia
13 Jan 17
No, the second one is just sitting there waiting for people to give him money.
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@themrs (158)
• United States
26 Jan 17
If I have money more that likely i would give. You never know you may be this person only hope and I would like to think that this could not happen to me, but what if it did, I would hope that someone would open there heart and give to me.
@atoz1to10 (6842)
• Australia
27 Jan 17
You are right... no one knows what their future is going to be like... I read that some people won tatts, and instead of doing something good with their money, they spent it all...and what happen after that? They went back being poor again.
@jstory07 (65312)
• Roseburg, Oregon
14 Jan 17
They might need the money you never know.