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([personal profile] bubbles Jan. 15th, 2009 11:44 am)

I had the following conversation yesterday, while carrying leftovers past a series of people with signs asking for money and food.

"I understand wanting to help people, but if someone is reduced to that, basically begging, then I believe that's all they'll ever be good for. I don't want to support that. That's my thought process. What do you think?"

All I could think was: I'm full. They're hungry. I have food. I have extra food. This feels wrong.

Not very eloquent, I know. So what do you think?

From: [identity profile] myras-girls.livejournal.com

I've given away my leftovers before. Or tried to. I've had some take it and some refuse. I won't give money, because I don't believe that's really going to turn a life around. But a little food will at least fill someone's belly.

From: [identity profile] bubbles79.livejournal.com

I am uncomfortable giving money, because I don't want to enable anyone's self-destructive habits. Not that it's any of my business how a stranger spends their money, but I guess if it's my money I'm inclined to think of it as my business. I do want to help however I can though, especially when it's so easy and right there.


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