Would you make friendship with a begger?

India
December 7, 2008 3:29am CST
The question might sound obsurd but I really want to know if anyone has befriended a beggar.. I am not sure how beggers are loooked up to in other countries.. but here in India I would say most people wouldn,t want to make friendship with a begger... Have you ever tried making friendship with a begger or are you already a friend..
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@makingpots (11920)
• United States
8 Dec 08
Yes, I was once rather good friends with someone who many people would call a begger. In the part of my country I was living in at the time he was refered to as a beach bum. I learned a lot from our friendship, the greatest thing being that all people are deserve of respect and understanding.
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@smartie0317 (1612)
• United States
7 Dec 08
It really depends, but for the most part no. In the United States, where I am from and currently live, many beggers and homeless are crazy. So, it is dangerous to befriend them. They might hurt you on accident.
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@munhozmib (3851)
• Sao Paulo, Brazil
8 Dec 08
Hello. Beggars suffer a lot of prejudice coming from all people. I have never seen somebody approaching a beggar as a friend. People won't care about them, and will usually try to avoid them. They must pretty unsocial, I guess. After all, I have seen some that can barely speak. It is like if they were cavemen, that is pretty strange. They have no contact with other humans, they also have a bad odor which keeps people away from them. I doubt many people will befriend them. Respectfully, Munhozmib.
@kaliyha (591)
• Philippines
8 Dec 08
Why not, as long as that person won't constantly pester me begging for money or stuff. Any genuine friendship is nice to have, no matter who gives it to you.
@Porcospino (27565)
• Denmark
7 Dec 08
I have talked to many beggars, but I wouldn't exacly say that I've become friends with them. The beggars I have met have been very different and I could imagine befriending some of them, but not all. Some of them are not very different from me, our lives are different, but I am able to "see myself" in many of them. Some beggars annoy me, especially the ones who follow me asking for more money.
• Argentina
7 Dec 08
I wouldn't say befriend them, but I do talk to them on a daily basis, there's about three in my neighborhood and they are rather nice people. The thing is, they are cuckoo, so there's no much to talk about except for the weather or if they made enough coins to buy their booze. There was an exception though, this guy was really smart and he could talk about everything. The thing is, he became a beggar after doing several years in jail. Why did he spend time in jail? Well, because he found his wife in bed with another man and he killed them both. Clearly not a guy I would like to be friends with. Rich
• Philippines
7 Dec 08
sorry but i do tried it.it was just the time when i was a stowaway from my family. i was a rebel and lived to my friends house. there was a time in my life i became a beggar and one of the beggar i met on the streets i became friends and he told and gave me a lessons that he regretted all the past that he became a rebelious son. and he didnt listened to his parents. and i was kinda believed his story and i gave him a credit y i came back to my parents and go home because there will nothing good to come if ur going to mad ur parents and ur pride is just high like an airplane. i learned to be humble.
• New Zealand
7 Dec 08
I live in christchurch, New Zealand and I have yet to met a begger. But I probably wouldn't be friends with a begger at first but if I get to know thm thn maybe I will. It all depends on why they are where they are. Without knowing the beggers situation I probably wouldn't even give thm any money.