Do you give money to the poor one?

Philippines
January 27, 2011 2:14am CST
Yesterday, my mother ask me to buy bread in the bakeshop for our snack.When I got there in the bakeshop, I saw the man age 56 in the bakeshop and the man also want to buy bread because he is hungry for the amount of 2 pesos in Philippine money. But sad to say, the saleslady refuse to give the bread to the man because the minimum bread cost 3 pesos. I felt pity to the man and give him 10 pesos so that he can buy bread. I know that lots of people refuse to give money to the poor but if you can see that sometimes people need our help...
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15 responses
@emine08 (1530)
• Indonesia
31 Jan 11
helping each others is a good attitude. it is good if we can help poor people. they need our help if we have something to give. but it is goverment duty to handle the poverty. the goverment must responsible to reduce it.
• Philippines
1 Feb 11
Hello emine. Yeah, you have a point here that the government is the one responsible for them. They must find jobs for those people who are jobless so that they didn't ask money from anybody else. But let's face the fact about the government especially in the Philippines. They were corrupt and they only think their self first before helping others. I can see, and it is reality that those people who were not rich are those who have a good heart to help the beggars but for those people who are rich have no time for this. Well, thanks for sharing your comments with us and have a nice day ahead. Godbless
@emine08 (1530)
• Indonesia
2 Feb 11
hi careguarden, yeah i know this reality. it is the same in my country. the rich people get richer and richer but the poor people become poorer and poorer. what is wrong with our country careguarden?
• Philippines
4 Feb 11
Hello emine. That's the reality that those rich become richer. We don't have any choice about this but to pray to change their attitude... Well, thanks for sharing your comments with us and have a nice day ahead.. Godbless
@chiyosan (30213)
• Philippines
21 Feb 11
i don't... i try not to give them any... i mean im sure they may have no other means.. but i still think that they should go find themselves work to do so they will earn money through own's hard work, instead of just waiting for days to come and to wait for their responses.
• Philippines
21 Feb 11
Hello chiyosan..you have your point but those people who really need our help I mean, those people who cannot work for their just like the ill people, if you can see them, you might feel pity and eager to give food . Some people help but not money . Its a food so that they didn't feel hungry.try to give some food for them and lets see what happiness you felt after helping them and they said thank you to you..try.. Well, thanks for sharing your comments with us and have a nice day ahead. Godbless
@bokbok (56)
• Philippines
16 Feb 11
giving money or other amenities e.g, food, clothing, etc is indeed a good deeds. Of course, they needy and we should help. God above will surely give you a rewards for doing such god deeds
• Philippines
19 Feb 11
Hello bokbok..I do agree with you and that is right way to help people as a human being.We should help them and do not wait for return because God will always watching us all the time and He know what's reward for us in the future.. Well, thanks for sharing your comments with us and have a nice day ahead.. Godbless
• Philippines
15 Feb 11
help as you want to, nothing's wrong with it, nothing's wrong either if you don't help when you see the person you're helping is stronger than you, you saw the difference. what's wrong is when you doubt too much or take sometime to reconsider helping that person...it shows that you are not ready to help. in this times you just have to help fast and be happy you have helped someone. don't forget to leave a smile for the person.
• Philippines
19 Feb 11
Hello asiamooner..Yeah, there's nothing wrong with us if we really wanted to help others..I agree with you that.. If you saw a person who ask your help about money and you can see that person is not really need our help, its a matter of choice if we help them..We may better think first before helping others so that we are happy.If we helped people, we felt something in our heart that is cold and I don't know what is all about..I can't explain.. Well, thanks for sharing your comments with us and have a nice day ahead.. Godbless
• Mexico
15 Feb 11
Hi care guarden: I think your action was really good and I congratulate you for that. But in my case I don't give money to the poor. In my case I'd buy bread to this man in order to help him. I prefer to give food and not money to the persons that really need it because when you give money they'll ask later for more money. It won't help. And at the same time you don't know what do they spend the money for. I prefer to do something a little bit different. I always buy my coffee to a woman that is poor and really need my help. I think that's my way to help others. ALVARO
• Philippines
16 Feb 11
Hello starsailover..Thank for the compliment. I know all people can do what I've did because we are only human and we felt something lacking if we saw a poor people asking for our help.Better to give food than the money . I agree with you that.. Well, thanks for sharing your comments with us and have a nice day ahead. godbless
@aprilsong (1886)
• China
4 Feb 11
Hi,it is really sad to see such kind of thing. I think if i meet the same thing,i will act as you. I don't often give money to the poor. But when there is a natural disaster or big accident in my country, almost all coworkers and i in my compnay will donate some money to the victims. I think we should try our best to do something good.
• Philippines
5 Feb 11
Hello aprilsong. Yeah, of course you can do what I did because we are only human and we felt pity for them. That's the good that your co workers helped for those people who were affected in the accident and that's a good example to the others so that they can see that it's good to help the other people if they really needs our help.. Well, thanks for sharing your comments with us and have a nice day ahead.. Godbless
• Pakistan
3 Feb 11
We should help the poor. Because They have not much money for their family. They have not money to eat and drink easily. So the poor have right to us.
• Philippines
4 Feb 11
Hello mgulfam..Of course we must help the poor but sad to say, not all people think about that because they think their own life..But we need to give them food and not money to avoid everything.. Well, thanks for sharing your comments with us and have a nice day ahead.. Godbless
@dodo19 (42600)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
31 Jan 11
It's really nice that you did that. I applaud you for it. I would certainly give them some, but at the same time, I don't have a lot of money to play with for myself. I might occasionally do it, but I don't have the chance of doing it very often. So, it's sometimes difficult for me, unfortunately.
• Philippines
1 Feb 11
Hello dodo. Well, nowadays because we don't have plenty of money we must think first before the others. Me too, I didn't give them all the time because I have also lots of problem about the money but if I have extra money in my pocket I really love to do that again because it gives me a true and real happiness if I saw someone happy. Well, thanks for sharing your comments with us and have a nice day ahead. Godbless
• Philippines
29 Jan 11
hi there. you're definitely right! it's a good thing that each and every one of us must remember. we must help each other, treat each other like solid brothers, when somebody needs our helping hand. i can relate to your story. everyday when i go to school i could meet every scavengers that go over some garbages on the streets and some beggars too of every type. i pity them that much but when i had no choice and got nothing to give, i would not force myself to give something to them. sometimes instead of money i give them some of my food. but if i got excess money, i give all away my coins to them. i got a heart especially to those old ones. sighs... i hope everbody realizes this. i know there are still many people like us. see you around!
• Philippines
1 Feb 11
Hello junior. Yeah, I really appreciate what you did and that's a good behavior for a human like us. You are right, we don't need to force ourselves to give them money even if we don't have. It's alright if we can give small things that they really need and the food is important to them not the money. Let's face the reality that out of 100 people there are 60 people who were beggars and need our help. But for those people who are totally fitted, they must find job in order them to live happy and healthy. Well, thanks for sharing your comments with us and have a nice day ahead. Godbless
@acey76 (1276)
• Philippines
29 Jan 11
Well for me, i have a weakness over old people, i do give money to them, but for those who asking for money that has a fit body, ang children asking for money i don't give them cause here in our country there are lots of syndicate using beggars ...I can give them food but money its a no no for me
• Philippines
1 Feb 11
HelloAcey. Yeah, you were right because as a human we felt pity for those people we can see them that they were totally old and they cannot work for their own but for those people who are healthy and good looking but asking money, it's a different. I should refuse to give them. Good is better than money if you like to help the beggars and that is also what I like to give not the money. Well, thanks for sharing your comments with us and have a nice day ahead. Godbless
• India
28 Jan 11
NO..i DON'T because i itself lack of income in my pocket....but yes..if i do have then i wish to give or help dogs than human... because dogs are better then humans..
• Philippines
1 Feb 11
Hello Rameshramaiah. I respect your opinion about helping to the poor. I don't have also money but in this case, I felt pity because I have a heart that felt pity to the others. If that's your believe that dogs is better than human, well I have no comments about it. Well, thanks for sharing your comments with us and have a nice day ahead. Godbless
@Graceekwenx (3162)
• Philippines
27 Jan 11
As much as possible, i no longer give alms to the poor. I give them food and clothing. No telling these days really because the bums you see on the street may be used by a syndicate.
• Philippines
27 Jan 11
Hello Gracee.Yeah, we are aware of that that's why I don't really give some money to the children, the adults because i know that those people are came from the syndicate and the syndicate will be the one to feel better and have lots of money not the children. If you really want to help those children, maybe you give some food or clothes to them because i know that they want. Well, thanks for sharing your comments with us and have a nice day ahead. Godbless
@moirai (2623)
• Philippines
27 Jan 11
I have to admit I'm one of those who prefer not to give money to, say for example, children walking around the streets begging... It's just that, I don't know if they really use the money to buy food for themselves, or if they end up just giving the money to members of some syndicate who won't feed them properly anyway. So, I'd much prefer to give food if I have any to give. Sometimes I have this thought, if only I could and I have time to do it, I'd bring them to social services, maybe they can do something for their case...
• Philippines
27 Jan 11
Hello moirai..Just like you, I don't give those children who were asking money because i know that those children are syndicate and their leader is the one who rich. Better give them food so that they can eat them not the money because we all know from the beginning that money cannot make them full..Instead money can make them addicts or whatever.. Well, thanks for sharing your comments with us and have a nice day ahead. Godbless
@beamer88 (4266)
• Philippines
27 Jan 11
Hi. I'm at a lost on whether to give the poor money or not. My mind always tells me not to do since giving them dole-outs doesn't really help them. It's better to give them something to earn from. It's like the adage that you don't give the poor fish. You teach them to catch fish. I think giving them money will not solve anything and they'll just keep asking. It reinforces their belief that they can no longer work for a living and that it's better to ask for alms. What you did was very, very commendable. And in situations like that, I would also give the person some money. It's different since he didn't ask for it.
• Philippines
27 Jan 11
Hello beamer. Yeah, there are people like that but if you can see that those people need our help just to buy food and you can see that people is hungry why not to help them? If you really want to know if that people really buy food, you can wait and look them if they really buy food. Your right friend, those people who ashamed to ask money even if they were hungry is true because some people think that if they ask money , people are not giving him. In my opinion also, I will eagerly help those people but not money instead I buy food for them. Well, thanks for sharing your comments with us and have a nice day ahead. Godbless
• China
28 Feb 11
You are very helpful. I also think people should help each other. But the reality is cruel. Some peoples Cheated others by pretending to the poor, pretending the wallet losted and so on. So I don't know whether to give money to the poor?