In Sweden over the past few years there are now more and more foreign beggars sitting on the street asking for money. I very rarely see anybody give them money and generally people dislike them. In your country how common are beggars and under what circumstances would you give them money?
Most Helpful Guy
lol beggars make more than minimum wage in most developed countries. they can make up to 1500 EUR a month. fuck these beggars. they are not willing to contribute to the economy, they leech of off the system.
a common misconception is that beggars are all homeless but thats not true. many beggars just have a house like the rest of us. they can afford to beg because of the charity of the working class.2
Most Helpful Girl
Beggars are fairly common in my country. Mainly in cities though. In some cases they are not actually poor, they just panhandle and make it harder for people who are actually going through hard times.
I try not to give my money away. I know that sounds mean. But I would rather give them something tangible. Like a sandwich, some new socks or a coat. Something they could use instead of money which could just be spent on whatever.
I've heard of people keeping bags of stuff in their cars for if they see someone down on their luck. Like a little care package. Some toiletries, candy, maybe some money. Just something to give that person a piece of their dignity back. We all love to be clean and smell nice!
I know it won't solve the problem entirely. But I feel like giving money freely just encourages the scammers out there and doesn't really help solve the problem.1