Is Giving Alms to Beggars Good or Bad?

December 19, 2006 1:09am CST
When I see beggars on the street, I am thinking twice whether or not to give them alms. If I give them, I think I am just helping them to be lazy each day. If I don't give them, I feel the guilt of not being compassionate on their situation. It's sort of a dilema. What then, is the right thing to do?
1 response
@gscs1838 (1536)
• Malaysia
19 Dec 06
local authorities have not yet "banned" alms's not good or bad's complicated's good coz when you give alms you're "helping " the beggars .it's bad because you teach them the trait of dependency ( for those who don't have any life aspiration or just plain lazy) .they depend only on begging and think that they don't need to do anythin' i say.. "give man a fish and he will eat for a day, teach a man how to fish and he will eat for a lifetime"
• Philippines
19 Dec 06
This could be the best response I get for this topic. Thank you very much for the enlightening remarks there. I love your answer!