Maybe beggar’s can be choosy? Times are tough but even in good times, there will always be the less fortunate. I see the same group of fellow’s at every Tigers game willing to sing, rap and play a sax for coins or a few bucks. I know why we give. We feel sad and guilty. There are some however, that have disdain for these folks.
I know people who would rather tear a part a dollar bill than give it to a beggar. “Oh…they are just going to buy alcohol and drugs”. That is most likely true. On the flip side, maybe that person is hungry and will use that money in that instance to buy something to eat. If that is true…wasn’t it worth it?
Homelessness scares us. After what we’ve seen with our economy, it hit’s close to home. We need to consider that man or woman carrying that sign. Likely not long ago, he had a house,a job, a car, a wife and children. Perhaps mental illness is the culprit? In many cases it is. I’m not suggesting you try to save the world, just consider the situation. Everybody has one!
We know why people give. Why do you refuse to give?