It always bothers me when I see beggars. And not for the usual reasons: pity, anger at being approached, elitism…
No, it bothers me because they could be using that energy and time so much better, to achieve much greater and more profitable things.
So why don’t they want to? Why don’t they want the financial freedom? I mean, I understand that some of them may be felons and, because of that, have a harder time gaining employment, but… There is always day labor. Or places like the Salvation Army, Goodwill, and others that will hire ex-cons.
Not to mention church programs and websites that will also aid in this. I should know, I have several friends that have been to prison, and have helped them all find jobs.
I also have a few friends that are homeless (but don’t beg) and I asked them about this – and their answer kind of threw me: laziness. Some people feel that if they can just stand around and get handed money all day, why not? People will always give. (My brother is not one of those people. 😀 )
I thought about this for a while, and ultimately just shrugged it off. I can’t control what other people do or why, so really it’s a waste of time to put too much thought or emotion into it.
Some of you may be wondering why I’m even talking about this. It’s because while I was out today (yet again) I was approached by three different beggars in almost as many minutes…and it reminded me of the conversations.
Anyway, back to my writing: I bought a Monster damn near bigger than me to increase the output, so it should be a productive night.