These people get spit on and sneered at and insulted day in and day out. I never saw him outside that ralphs again, even though I went there a few times a week. By giving money to these sorts of people, far from helping them not only you are encouraging them to be lazy but also you are encouraging others to do the same. He can use money to buy alcohol , drugs but he can't use food , clothes etc. I have appealed in my argument to concepts like violation, dishonour, and transgression.
He has not, more than most modern people, sold his honor; he has merely made the mistake of choosing a trade at which it is impossible to grow rich. You have to have an address as well. He actually even argued with me saying he had taste for the food sold in that particular store and he refused to accept my offer. Easy money is an extreme attraction for the lazy; sitting around all day collecting spare money off of passers by. Short term aid is needed, of course, but this is usually in the case of disaster situations where emergency food and medical supplies are essential.
There are predators that use the method of acting as if they are stranded in hopes of getting their prey. When I was in , a friend of mine gave money to a street child, even though we had discussed the fact that it is best not to. Are you encouraging the whole evil business by giving money to those children? No good deed goes unpunished. So I think, we should give them money, only after 'knowing completely about them. Not to mention you have no idea what they could using the money you give them for drugs. I think on only one occasion have someone every gotten offended. To, Gods Ministers, Greetings to you, in the name of Jesus Christ.
It is part of our way of life. My question for you: Do you give to beggars? Beggars are just the people that have the guts to scrounge from others. Even if one gets treatment sometimes it can take several months for one to get stabilized to live life normally. Beggars are trapped in a desperate cycle of begging from us, then scoring drugs. Some of these people are truly homeless. Then we also have the ingrained Protestant work ethic: if you work hard, you will get what you deserve therefore if you are poor you must conversely be lazy. After his family was killed in an accident he started drinking and had nobody to halt his downward spiral.
One solution is to ignore this whole question and just volunteer your time at a homeless shelter or soup kitchen. It is a better example than mine. I do not smoke, but know they are not cheap. Your job is done because you tried to help. What does giving money mean? Perhaps too broad of a topic to talk about through this little comments section, but eventually, everybody says no to someone asking for some dough. The ten dollars that I might give to some guy on the street corner does not do him very much good, even if he does use it on food. The WordPress blog called published the top 10 charities income which is huge.
. The benefits system, although abused no-end, stops nations from having streets like Mumbai slums. The money you would give them should go to an organization that provides services to the mentally ill homeless. People coming up to you, telling you all the misery of the economy, how they were laid off their job and so on. That kind of language is distancing from the humanity of a homeless person.
That was an eye opening experience. And, I have seen people indulging in a quarrel with them for five rupees, the same five rupees that they will happily give away to a beggar who is merely standing under the shade of a tree with his hand stretched out and palm open. In corners of the world that have had much more difficult recent histories than we have had and whose difficult histories we may have played an unfortunate hand in , begging is less a symptom of drug dependency than it is of extreme misfortune, extreme poverty and extreme wealth disparity. This site contains the lessons I learned on my journey from being a stingy, debt-ridden fool, to being able to , having a paid off house by age 31, and joy with money in the process. The local media were present as well.
Life is a morality tale, the bad guys have to lose, so you better man up, drop your damn egotistical love of money and help your brothers. There is no very nice way of asking for money, but good manners require that warm expressions of gratitude for a donation should be followed by a substantial period of time during which the giver is permitted to feel good about himself before being targeted for more. If we give food or money someone they don't feel shy and move forward to beg from others persons. Rather than that we can provide sort of things to them like food , clothes , etc. Sadly, it is true beggars, particularly aggressive ones can be problematic insofar police are obliged to act and this might include moving on the genuine homeless or scaring them away. We are like the Roman Empire on the verge of going under. It's better to just invest in a nonprofit organization that rehabilitates the mentally ill homeless.