Vogon Poetry Appreciator
- Sep 6, 2018
No, never. I feel bad about it sometimes, but I really don't think giving them a handout will help much. Or it could be that's what I say to myself to avoid feeling like a huge asshole. But after living in a big city my whole life I kinda became numb to this, as homelessness and beggars are ubiquitous. I won't pretend my actions are right, of course.On a completely unrelated note.
Do you give money to people begging on the street?
It is something that always eats me away. Just today a little kid was playing around on a metro station, while who I think was his mother was just sitting around. I feel terrible by not giving them money, but I also feel angry that people put their kids to beg while they're just sitting around.
To elaborate more on this (phone signal dies on the metro )
This sight is pretry common, if I gave money to everyone asking any given day I would run out of money pretty quickly. I do give money to people who are quite clearly struggling, like migrants ( I happen to work near a popular migrant stop) , but I feel like an asshole for 'choosing winners and losers'.
There's also the fact that a lot of these people use their kids so they can slack away.
I may not comment on most posts, but I try to read them. If you feel like writing something about you in this thread, I'd say go for it.Struggling with this thread as well tbh.
Kinda wanna write more, but i don't wanna make the thread about myself.
Especially as i also feel rather incapable of responding to others and their worries, giving off the Impression that i don't care? Grrr