When we meet beggars in the street, many people can’t help give them some money immediately. Most of the beggars are the aged and the disabled, as well as little kids, so their sufferings can arouse our sympathy easily. But I wonder whether it’s a good way to help by giving them money.
First of all, some beggars regard begging as a job rather than the way to get through the hardest time of life. They are too lazy to work. And the urge to get money for nothing makes them give up the dignity. So they pretend to be homeless or disabled to take advantage of our pity. It was reported that some beggars at the airport make much more money than ordinary people.
Moreover, some little kids are forced to beg. Parts of the young beggars are deserted or orphans, but the others are abducted by criminal gangs. Their bodies may be hurt badly by the group to gain sympathy. Therefore, the more money you give them, the more harm you do to them.
Besides, our government has built a large number of hospices and welfare homes. Also, the handicapped people can get a job in special factories. Instead of giving beggars money directly, you can call these institutions to help them. Donating to charities, such as the Red Cross, is another good option.
All of the above are the reasons why I’m opposed to give money to beggars in the street. As kind persons, we can take more effective and rational measures to help them.