Do you feel mercy for beggar?

@gracce (335)
India
January 28, 2010 2:21am CST
Hi friends, Whenever i see beggar i fell bad for them & used to give them some small amount of money, but my friends says that we should not encourage them they should workhard to get their food.But i believe that they may suffered things in their life & its not their fault that they belongs to that type family. What do you think about this? Do you feel mercy for beggar?
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• United Arab Emirates
26 Mar 10
I feel so much pity when i see such people but
• United Arab Emirates
26 Mar 10
Beggers who are not disabled in any form pisses
• United Arab Emirates
26 Mar 10
Me off so much and i don't give to those beggers
@poingly (606)
• United States
28 Jan 10
I'd be probably more sympathetic if I lived in some place else than New York City, but I've seen the way these guys work subway cars. I've done the math: they make more money than I do!
@poingly (606)
• United States
28 Jan 10
Oh, I should clarify, not all of them, but it's true of a good number of the ones I've seen here in the City.
@kyel_11 (1069)
• Philippines
28 Jan 10
yes i do feel bad for them. i feel mercy for them and come to realize that i am so blessed. Though i experience problems in life, i never experience to go to the streets and ask other people for coins or money. Sometimes when i see beggar and i have food, i give it. I am discouraged to give money because i'm not so sure where they will use it.
@gracce (335)
• India
28 Jan 10
You are right even i feel blessed that i'm from good family, but what if i'm on their place its my luck that i belong to sophisticated family, & i feel very sad for them.
@mitchann (303)
• Philippines
2 Apr 10
I do feel the same like you do. I really pity the, especially the old ones.I give some coins. But, whenever I see a man with good posture and built, I dont give alms to them. Even to children I dont give too, because it seems they are already abusing the bystanders. Some of them,even persistently ask for money. I tell them ,'go ask your mother for money' The sight of this people is a reflection of what the country has become.
@SHAMRACK (8521)
• India
30 Mar 10
Dear friend, Not for all beggars. I could see that many people beg even if they are physically not much affected. But there are people who beg as they are unable to do any other work,in that case I would give some help to them. May be if they are too pathetic in condition I would just phone any nearby charity, trust, welfare associations or any other authorities who could look after these kinds of people.
• Philippines
27 Mar 10
Yes, I feel for them. Unfortunately, some of them, like little kids are just begging to gamble so I just give to the old beggars or give food to kids instead of money.
@junrapmian (2170)
• Philippines
18 Feb 10
Yes, I pity those beggars I see on the streets. especially the children. I understand their situation. Nobody wants to become a beggar. It's a painful fact that men have different abilities and capabilities. The problem is not the lack of money, there are people, really, who lacks the capabilities and that they have limited opportunities because they know nothing. Nobody taught them how to live their lives that's why they end up begging to eat.
@egvistal (18)
• Philippines
29 Jan 10
Your friend is right.. Giving them a penny will just encourage them more to remain beggars for the rest of their lives since there are people who will help them and give them money. If I saw beggars at the streets, i just ignored them, especially if those are obviously in good shape and health. They just don't want to work and wanted to earn easy money. Begging is one way of earning money nowadays.. I think they should not be in the streets asking for money but instead work for it, give blood and sweat to earn a living not just by begging.. Even how awful our financial and living status is, we should strive hard to find a work, a decent work for us to earn and buy food for our families..
@denistar (15)
• Philippines
29 Jan 10
I live in a country with beggars roaming every street. It's a really sad situation and I always find myself getting depressed over it. I do feel mercy for beggars who come up to me (on the streets or when I'm in a car) asking for money or anything that will help them survive. However, I really refrain from giving them money. If I have food on hand, then that's what I give them. I believe that they should work to earn money. They shouldn't get used to hand outs. They may have been through hard things in their life. But let me ask you, who hasn't? Everyone has the power to overcome and they should find that power in themselves. Handing out money to them is not the way to help them discover that power.
@clouds0327 (1390)
• Philippines
28 Jan 10
Not too long time ago,I give beggars and these are street kids a few coins when they come and ask me for some. But, there was this time that I was so busy that I told the kids (these are different group of kids) that I don't have coins and maybe next time and they acted in a way like they are going to spit at me if I don't give them coins so I was so angry and that made me tell myself we are not encouraging these people to work or even though they are kids we are not helping them by giving them coins but it would really help if we just direct them to the government agencies that are supposed to take care of this. Well, it sounds complicated but for the benefit of this discussion that's what I think of as the best thing to do. I do remember an incident when a mother she is a native from the mountains (we call them MANOBO) approached me and asked for money. Told her I don't have and she won't accept what I told her, she cursed my daughter who was only 1 year old by that time and I was so mad I would like to slap her in the face. But, just counted to ten and I didnt mind her. Another incident from the same tribe of people, approached me and asked for money. I told her I don't have money (i cant always give you know) I worked hard for the money and these people just ask them like they asked you to keep a money for them. And imagine what happened " she cursed me and she yelled disgusting words at me. Grrrrrr......... So, now when I see them and approached I always go different way or I learned to be very mad and shout at them and tell them to go away. I mean you would really know if a person really deserves help. There's just a lot of people out there that don't deserve it and not even worth of your time.
• Philippines
28 Jan 10
It's all depends on the person, If what do that beggar looked like. Usually I don't give money to kids for around 7years old and above. Elders - I feel so sad about this. No son or daughters helping them, No foods, No shelter, They're probably have lots of infection and illness.
@MrKennedy (1993)
28 Jan 10
I do feel mercy for them and it makes me feel thankful for all I have, and I try to give them some spare change on odd occasion. Before, I used to moan and say that they should work like everybody else, but given the current economical climate, it's tough for ANYBODY to get work
@sid556 (30989)
• United States
28 Jan 10
Hi gracce, I know there are some that beg that just don't want to work and are looking for a handout. Still, not all of them are in such a situation for that reason. Without knowing their story I would not have it in my heart to judge them harshly. There are many people who do work hard and still have a hard time providing for themselves or their families. If I am able to I would offer some food or direct them to a place where they might be able to get some help.
@bricked (151)
• United States
28 Jan 10
I do feel sorry for beggars.. I myself always give money when i see them. They do not ask to be beggars, they are put in a situation that they can't get out off. If you do have more then you need you shoudl give back a little. The person who you help will be very greatful for it. U never know they might have been a veteran fighting the war for you or they used to be a school teacher or someone important that lost their job and cant get back on their feet
@gracie04 (4554)
• Philippines
28 Jan 10
It depends on the beggar. I have been seeing a lot of beggars who are stronger than I am and I see no reason to be pitiful in anyway. you know, they should learn how to work hard for themselves. they shouldn't depend on us in order to survive.. i think the government should do something to help our less fortunate brothers and sisters....
• Philippines
28 Jan 10
Yes, I do feel mercy towards those people begging for money and food, especially the young ones. I couldn't understand how their parents allowed them to walk and run along the streets, asking food from other people. I always wanted to help them but sometimes, I don't have much to give. And sometimes, I feel a little anger towards those who are capable but just very lazy to find a job, asking money from those who worked hard to achieve something.
@nautilus33 (1831)
28 Jan 10
yes, I do feel mercy for the beggars, because they look so disappointed from life, their faces are so sad and feel really bad sometimes, when I see a beggar on the street!
• China
28 Jan 10
My feeling to the beggars are rather completed. Sometime I feel very bad for their poor life even their little kids, but sometimes I am angry about their lies and the laziness of some abled person.
@kd_fmay (555)
• Philippines
28 Jan 10
Yes! Giving money is one way, and I know there's institute that help beggars. One thing I've learned is that I can always pray for someone when I don't have the strength to help in some other way. Have a nice day! God bless u!
@dianmelydia (2271)
• Indonesia
28 Jan 10
I think it depends on who is the beggar. Some beggars in my city are fake beggars. They pretending lost their leg or hand by giving gips on their leg or hand and walk around public area for begging. I think such beggars are lazy people who don't want to working but they want to spending money. I won't mercy to such kind of beggar. Have a nice day and happy mylotting.