Ok so, I think this is a really good question but please bear with me.
I was told by my one friend from a while back that instead of these poor people begging and asking others for help (on every single street corner), wouldn't it be more beneficial they go to others and ask to be a taught a specific skill and learn to improve their lives instead of just looking for handouts all the time?
If a homeless guy were to ask me something like this, I would SWEAR to god I would do this:
Hobo:"Hey brah, do you know how I can make money by planting my own fruit or something? I dont like beggin for munney everyday!"
Me: I would honestly say
"Well, fruit take a long time to grow. but what i can do is i can go buy some vegetable seeds for you and you can use those to begin some sort of harvesting. Do you know anyone who has a small patch of land?"
Hobo: "My uncle stay in Alex an he has a small RDP house with a gadden (garden)"
Me: Ok good, I'm actually on my way to work but while I'm there I'll pop into the shop and get you a variety of vegetable seeds and a spade and even some soil for you, and also a beginners guide (BOOK) to cultivating (gardening) that will get you on you're way... Then just ask you're uncle to water iteveryday for you :)
Hobo: "Oh thank you my brah! THANK YOU!"
Me: No worries. then after all ur harvest is ripe and ready, sell the food to you're community for good prices, the book will give you insight at what prices to sell the goods for. no one likes to buy expensive veggies on the side of the road anyway;)
Now THAT is 1000% more productive don't you think?? The ANC would never even think or even consider doing this type of thing.
Anyway...I'm just saying, if the people just stopped doing the same "oh whoe is me...i cant do anything...i blame apartheid and white people" mentality and actually think for a moment and just ask real questions to passers by i am positive that we would be more ablidged to help these guys out. The ANCYL keeps preaching to this same majority that they are 'entitled' to farms and profit from the rich etc...but the ANCYL is also too thinking on short term scale...what would happen to a farm if given to those people? they have no skills to farm and they'll be back to square 1.
The poor people are only thinking on a mentality on short term scale, when they ask for change or food the resource wont last them the whole day. Instead of these organisation saying "take! take !take!" they should be saying "lets teach teach teach!" But we all know his is never gonna happen so i'm going to just drop it right there.
It's like the old age saying: You give a man a fish, he eats for a day. You TEACH a man to fish, he eats for a life time.
Tell me what you think.
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