Begging people ...

@delkar (1715)
Romania
September 22, 2009 2:29pm CST
In my country , there are some advertising posters that says that beggers earn at least $1800 / month. In my country , the salary it`s $500 a medium one . So , they are earning 3 times more than us, who really work for that money . Do you think twice to give money to beggers ? Or you just don`t care about that ? A friend of mine, has a company , and one day , he asked a begger if he wants to come and work for him. He offered a home, 3 meals and the minimum salary ,and he told us that he don`t want to work .
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@Simon1223 (902)
• China
23 Sep 09
Generally speaking, I don't give money to beggars for I have been cheated by them several times. Nowadays begging has been a kind of profession, which is well paid. They earn a lot of money by doing nothing except selling their dignities, which makes me feel sick. In order to earn more money, some people go to distant areas and bring some disabled children to big cities. These children beg in the downtown and give the money to their masters. If I give money to these children, I'm quite sure that more and more children would be forced to beg.
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@sunny68 (1327)
• India
22 Sep 09
that is true to a great extent. beggars do have a comfortable income. they sometimes form groups and work as team. no i do not believe in giving alms. however i do not mind giving a bit extra to the shoe-shine boys. (as they are working to earn)
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@maezee (38846)
• United States
24 Sep 09
I think twice when I give money to beggars, most definitely. I usually don't give them money at all - I don't have very much to give in the first place. If I have an extra soda with me at the time, when I'm passing one on the side of the highway entrance ramp, I'll definitely give it to them. To me, food or "necessities" (other than money) speak a lot LOUDER than money to me. If they're really as desperate as they say they are (or as their signs say they are), they should readily and happily accept anything that they're offered. Beggars can't be choosers, as that cliche goes. As far as the income goes, I don't know if that's necessarily true. A lot of people put these amazingly large stereotypes on homeless people but there's no real fact to back it up. In my opinion, I can't imagine making %1,800 a month holding a sign and waiting for the cash to come in. That's a weird experience that your friend had, but it doesn't speak for all homeless people/beggars. Some people are just lazy - whether they're beggars or living with their parents or somehow living independently on their own. I think a lot of beggars are put in the situation they're in because of the economic state of things where they live, because of a mental disorder, or because of sustained employment or some other issue they have with sustaining a job. I don't necessarily think it's always the beggars FAULT for having to do what he/she does to make ends meet. I think it's all on a case-by-case basis, and that we shouldn't stereotype anyone by any means.
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@delkar (1715)
• Romania
24 Sep 09
you`re so wright . Not all are in the same situation . But when we give them food or clothes, they make a face, like " that`s it? no money ? " and they go away so sad . If we`ll give them money they look how much we give them , if there are some coins, they look at us so mad.. We all should give them just food and clothes without money . In that way , they couldn`t earn more than us . There are people that are really sad , just because they had just bad luck all their life, but they can work somewhere . I would never beg someone to give me something for free . I will work and i will earn what i need . Thanks for your answer [/b]maezee .[b]
• India
24 Sep 09
Hi delkar, In my country too begger earn more than us. In their hut they have latest electronic equipment which might not be there in our house. Rightnow i am living away from my home so, don't have fridge, television but all those begger have big tv at their home.I just look to the person before giving money to them. I don't give money to kids as well as younger begger. Most of the time if begger is physically disable then i give them food but no money. Have a nice day! Cheers Ranvir