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Dirty, grimy, stinking beggar!

15 August 2012, 08:20

"No food, no job, 3 children, work or donation welcome". Sounds familiar?

It is a source of frustration to many drivers that has to deal with beggars at robots.  They come in all forms and sizes. Some are physically or mentally disabled, children as young as 6, and senior people blinded by age, to mention just a few. Another set of beggars that you will also see in South Africa are the ones that seem fit enough to work for their own income.

Is that not exactly what we sometimes think when we are seeing these people; that they can go work for money? Or maybe you think about the hard hours and sweat that you must put in to make a living and NOW they are just asking for it with pray-like hands and sad faces expecting money to fall into their hands.

Although beggars are the source of frustration to most of us we must also recognize that these people are just human and prone to failure and other humanly issues.

We don't know if they took on the role as a beggar to get money easily and quickly or if something happened in their lives that changed their perception of life. 

Am I saying that we should be throwing money at their feet? Definitely not! There are institutions and movements that focus on helping those that are displaced and sleeping on the streets. To support beggars when they knock on your window is a choice you must make.

What I am saying is that since these people are humans we should not be the ones ripping away their dignity, or whatever is left of it.

So next time you get so frustrated and irritated at beggars think about your actions before you act.  

Like the saying goes, with every action there's a reaction. We all know Karma is a bitch.

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