Would you give up your meal to someone else if you are hungry?

@samson1 (738)
Jamaica
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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34 responses
• China
24 Jul 12
I think I would choose give up my meal because this person need it more than me.
@samson1 (738)
• Jamaica
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?
• China
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...
@samson1 (738)
• Jamaica
5 Jul 12
Wow.., LovingMyBabies, is your experience, and the act of goodwill to the needy to be viewed as your blessing or what? Great story indeed. May your food basket be never empty. Thanks for your participation in this discussion.
• Leesburg, Georgia
6 Jul 12
I absolutely think of it as a Blessing to us! We were able and willing to help and we got to eat also in return. I am grateful to have that experience. I hope to have many more of these type of experiences...
• Philippines
4 Jul 12
Of course I will! Well, I will not give it while I'm eating. I will give after I finish eating. I will leave a small amount for him/her.
@samson1 (738)
• Jamaica
5 Jul 12
Thanks for your thoughts. Should that scenario 'play itself out' to you in reality, I think that the beggar would be appreciative of whatever you give them.
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
@anklesmash (1414)
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.
@samson1 (738)
• Jamaica
23 Jul 12
Anklesmash, great response. I also like the rationale behind your decision to share your meal; should you be placed in the situation that I described in the scenario. More power to you, and have a great day.
@arpazia (191)
• 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!
@samson1 (738)
• Jamaica
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.
• Philippines
22 Jul 12
i will give my meal for the person who must need the food.and i will buy again for my self.
@samson1 (738)
• Jamaica
22 Jul 12
I appreciate your comment. Happy Mylotting to you.
@toyota4k (1209)
• Philippines
22 Jul 12
Sounds funny but I would either give him or her what I have left or buy another for her or him. It depends.
@samson1 (738)
• Jamaica
22 Jul 12
Thanks for your thoughts on this matter.
@Keola12 (792)
• United States
17 Jul 12
I would not eat the meal in front of the crying person. I would share it with him or her.
@samson1 (738)
• Jamaica
17 Jul 12
That is a compassionate approach to be used to help a crying person who is hungry as well, and I like it. Thanks for sharing your thoughts with me.
@squallming (1776)
• Malaysia
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.
@samson1 (738)
• Jamaica
17 Jul 12
Great thoughts indeed. More power to you, and thanks for your patricipation.
• Philippines
14 Jul 12
Maybe I would share it but not totally give it away. There's a saying that in order to love your neighbor, you should love yourself first.
@samson1 (738)
• Jamaica
17 Jul 12
It is good that you have the intention to share your meal instead of giving it all away. I have no problems with your appraoch to this situation. Thanks and happy Mylotting Bluangel628.
@hadi333 (46)
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
@samson1 (738)
• Jamaica
12 Jul 12
Great words, Had1333, and I admire the thoughts that motivate your actions. Best wishes and happy Mylotting.
@MGjhaud (21956)
• Philippines
9 Jul 12
i would rather share it haha. if im that hungry, i'll give the other half to the person so we could enjoy it. it might not satisfy me but at least i kind of ease my stomach a bit and hopefully made that person smile maybe.
@samson1 (738)
• Jamaica
12 Jul 12
I think you are correct, that having shared your meal, it would make that person smile. Thanks for your participation
@SJ112760 (132)
• United States
8 Jul 12
Samson1 I would give up my meal. Because it's best to give than to receive. There's no way I could continue to eat while they other person is sitting there crying.
@samson1 (738)
• Jamaica
8 Jul 12
I admire the rationale behind your decision to give up your meal to someone else -who appears to be so hungry, that seeing you eat make them cry. I hope that you will be rewarded for your thoughtfulness in this regard.
@lady1993 (22437)
• Philippines
6 Jul 12
That is a really sad situation.. i hope it never happens to me.. since i can't stand someone crying or looking at me like that. i think i would probably give the food.. but i would also leave some for myself.. kind of half...half.
@samson1 (738)
• Jamaica
8 Jul 12
Lady1993, should this situation occur, the hungry individual would be appreciative of your gesture. Thanks for participating in this discussion.
@hestylim (1210)
• Indonesia
6 Jul 12
I would give all my food to him and then find buy me another one.
@samson1 (738)
• Jamaica
8 Jul 12
Given the situation, that would be kind of you to do, and I hope the hungry individual would be appreciative of your goodwill towards him/her.
@Bhebelen14 (5200)
• Philippines
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.
@samson1 (738)
• Jamaica
6 Jul 12
Bhebelen14, thanks for being a samaritan to those children. It was a pleasure reading of your act of kindness. All the best, ok?
@neerruu (134)
• India
5 Jul 12
well that would would be the most rightful thing to do in that situation and i think most of the people who thinks rationally won't have an objection in giving their food to the poor. cheers and thank you,
@samson1 (738)
• Jamaica
5 Jul 12
I like your response.
@cher913 (25859)
• Canada
5 Jul 12
i would absolutely give up my meal if someone was in need because it is the Christian thing to do. it is important to be kind to each other and share whatever you have. besides, it wouldn't hurt me to go without a meal! lol!
@samson1 (738)
• Jamaica
5 Jul 12
Indeed Cher913, thanks for sharing with me that you'ld assist the needy; as you are trying to live 'well' according to the christain principles. I also wish you the pleasures associated with that practice, ok?
@else22 (4317)
• India
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.
@samson1 (738)
• Jamaica
5 Jul 12
Else22, you told me a wonderful story. More power to you, and thanks for contributing to the discussion.
@freymind (1351)
• Philippines
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.
@samson1 (738)
• Jamaica
5 Jul 12
More power to you Freymind. Continue to do what you can in this regard, ok? You would never know how much relief your assistance may bring to the less fortunate.