would you lend a money to a needy, when you know they can't payback?

Philippines
February 2, 2007 6:12pm CST
would you do that? thats one of my biggest money mistake. i have a king heart in showing others i care. but they turned out to be so rude & not paying me at all. i dont know if i should put end to this. should i give or not? whats your say? itll be much appreciated :)
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4 responses
• United States
4 Feb 07
i used to get hurt by loaning money to people who never paid it back for a variety of reasons. It cost me a couple of friendships. Then, on a good day, i came to this conclusion... how much is that friendship worth? If I gave them $5 and they cannot repay it and the friendship ends then it was only worth $5. So, now if they NEED it and i have it, i give it to them. If they can repay it, great, but if they cannot, i still have my friend who is worth more than any amount of money to me.
@stephcjh (32303)
• United States
4 Feb 07
I have money and other things to people many times and I knew deep down in my heart i would never see it again. I think giving to someone is nice but when they always come back for more begins to be nothing but a nuisance. The more you give, the more they want and take it seems sometimes.
• Grand Junction, Colorado
3 Feb 07
My philosophy has always been if you can afford to loose it then go ahead and lend it. The reason I say that is so many people borrow money without ever paying it back. I have heard people say the most bizarre things about boring money from another individual, the best one was well they can afford too.. It shouldn't matter if a person has extra money or is wealthy or what ever the circumstance, if you borrowed it you should repay, it isn't any of your business whether they can afford to give it to you or not. So that is why if someone asks me for money and I can afford to loose it then I give it to them. That's my 2 cents. Good luck to you here at mylot!
@kparab (302)
• United States
3 Feb 07
it depend on my mood and the needy person somteitmes even if i can see the needy person's need is really i just skip through as i don't want to get bother othertime i just give it thinking that probably the person can earn but is not as fortunate as me to be able to get the job