posted on Apr, 17 2004 @ 03:13 PM
Originally posted by thebeagle
Like I said, buy a hungry man a hot dog. If he refuses it, fine. If you really care, knock him out and drag him to rehab.
LOL! I hear you man. I'm just a young fella still learning about life. I know I'm funding crack dealers but that isn't my fault. I had nothing to
do with anyone getting hooked. I don't think I'm making a difference either, just giving away some spare change.
The reason I said that "I was the only one who should be concerned about where the money goes" is because all the other posters who refuse to give
anything away all have stories about how it's a scam. That seems natural to me, don't pay the guy if you think you're going to get scammed, but me,
I'll give my change away to someone who asks for it because they potentially could need it. Now the crackheads, I know when I see a crackhead and
what he's going to do with my money. But at least he isn't out robbing people and breaking into houses to feed his addiction.
It's not my fault the guy wants to spend the money I gave him on rock instead of food. It's not my problem either. I think people should be a little
more personally responsible. I'm going to avoid spending tax cash on social programs when it's the geographical area that warps people coupled with
a natural weakness of spirit. Rehab doesn't work in this town, it can't.
You're absolutely right that I should give them food instead of coins but I guess I'm stubborn and want to make people make their own decisions.
Just typing that made me feel evil, but I know it's the right thing to do IMO of course. It's not about me wanting to make a difference. I'll just
give my coins away if someone asks for them that's all. These people really need the money for some reason or another.
[Edited on 4-17-2004 by insite]