posted on Mar, 1 2013 @ 02:44 PM
Originally posted by SteveR
. You have no idea the damage this is doing. The guy ought to get his head cracked open by a real homeless person.
What damage is he doing? Please explain to me how he's doing damage to society or even the people who give him money.
Sure, he may be taking a little away from real homeless people but, if they don't have the get-up-and-go to get out on the street corners and beg for
themselves, what right do they have to complain?
From what I understand, panhandlers can make good money and even support good sized families doing what they do. Most other homeless are content to
sit it our in shelters, feeling sorry for themselves while living off the public dole whenever they can. This guy and folks like him actually get out
there and work for their money. Sure, its not work like anything we are accustomed to but, at least he's doing something to provide a good life for
How is what he does any different from people who perform street theatre or play an instrument on the sidewalk in the hope that someone will throw a
little change their way? He's a preformer who is able to give people the illusion that they are contributing to the welfare of someone in need. He
gives people the feeling that they helped out the less fortunate.
Who's to say that people, after feeling good after helping him out won't feel inspired to do other good acts like helping out at a soup kitchen or
giving to other homeless people?
In the end, I think this guy does more good than harm.