Would you give up your meal to someone else if you are hungry?
July 2, 2012 6:07pm CST
If you are famish and you are settling down to eat a scrumptious meal of your liking, then suddenly you notice some else (of the destitute type) staring at your meal with lushful eyes. As soon as you started to eat your meal, the person began crying. Would you give up the meal that you are (very hungryly) anticipating to enjoy, or would you continue to consume your meal, with the person crying for it?
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24 Jul 12
Hi Hustspring, welcome to mylotting. I admire your honesty in this regard. However, allow me to be 'cunning' here for a moment. Suppose this desolate 'looking' person had just consumed a meal -given to him/her earlier - (either by someone else or financed by himself or herself) prior to this said individual begging you of your meal; outside of your view or knowledge. Could'nt this person be 'playing' on your emotions, and have set out to trick you (by fleecing you) of your meal? Would'nt you wish to 'screen' this person to determine whether this individusl is deserving of your help before giving it to them? What do you think?
25 Jul 12
Yeah,that's another situation which it didn't come into my mind.I admit that I hate that kind of people if what your assumption is right.Maybe some people are really‘cunning’,but I perfer to believe that most people are of kindness.Thank you for your warning.
• Leesburg, Georgia
5 Jul 12
I actually have done this. My husband and I were living in a tent with $5 left to our name. We were both hungry so we went to get a small meal to share. As we were walking a guy was sitting under a bridge right near the fast food place. He said he was hungry for a few days and asked if we had food for him. We took him with us and we got him a meal instead. We knew we would somehow eat. On our way back, no joke there was $3 on the ground. My husband picked it up and we went to get something to eat, it was a small meal but at least we were not starving...
12 Jul 12
well i may do sharing some food with him/her but i wont let him to finish all of it cuz i need feed too n its my meal lol
23 Jul 12
I would not give them my meal as i was hungry but i don't think i could just sit their and eat while they were starving and crying.What i probably would do is share my meal with them as we were both hungry and both needed to eat.I would share my meal because i beleive in the golden rule that you should treat people as you would like them to treat you and if i was starving i would like someone to share their meal with me.
• United States
22 Jul 12
This depends. Is it a child? I would give up my food to a hungry child any day of the week! No mattter how hungry I was, I will eat the grass. Would I give it up to an adult? maybe, But I think it would be better to help them aquaire their own food,feed them once what good will that do? They will be hungry again the next day!
23 Jul 12
Arpazia, i like your candid response. Indeed, I support your point of view as to why you would feed a child who is caught in that position of being hungry- at any point in time, on any given day of the week. I am intrigued with your approach in dealing with an adult, who is confronting you with such a scenario. I agree with you that it would be better to teach someone how to fish, instead of providing them with a daily supply of fishes! Messages sent and Lessons learnt! Best wishes, and happy Mylotting.
14 Jul 12
If there happens to be such occasion, I would order another meal for myself and give the person mine. I like to help people and share what I have with them. Watching people happy makes me happy too. I would rather eat with the person than enjoy it alone. How can I continue my meal seeing someone craving for it? No hard feeling I would feel.
12 Jul 12
Well, I think I might share the meal for that person,.... since if that person is that destitute type of person might as well share it to him as it might be his only chance to enjoy that scrumptious meal of mine while I have the chance to enjoy it over and over again..... It's both compassion, pity and sympathy that can make me give the food to that person
5 Jul 12
My husband and I have some experienced in this kind of scenario, were eating in a fast food restaurant then some kids showed up and swallowing why looking to our food. I almost cry when I saw then because I know that they more hungry than us. So my husband and I decided to ordered some foods and go outside to give the foods with the kids. After receiving the meal we saw a great and innocent smile and not stop gratitude. During that time my heart melt and started to think about health conditions and future.
5 Jul 12
I have done this many times.Once when we were on a trip to a jungle about 20 kms away from my hometown.At night we ran out of the food we have.One of my friends was very hungry.I too was hungry,but when I saw him collapse,I gave my share of food to him.He was hesitating to accept it,but I requested him to eat it and finally he agreed.He satisfied his hunger,but I was more satisfied than him.It was something that my parents wanted me to do.
5 Jul 12
This normally happens in some fast food resto in Manila. Mostly they are children who would stare at you while you eat and will held out there hand and putting it in front of their mouth gesturing to give them food since they are hungry. I experienced this with my loved ones and what we did is to just give them the food that we can no longer eat.