Would you give money to a homeless person even if you knew they were going to buy cannabis?
I've had homeless tell me right up front they were going to use the money I gave them they were going to buy pot and alcohol.
I 've had and I would again. The reasoning is this: If I gave money to a friend as a gift, I wouldn't want to force him on how to spend it - or how not to. Now, there could be a huge discussion over how incentives and ambitions go south when one loses his fortune, family, home etc. One could argue that this person may prioritize substances over needs (like food) as an attempt to escape reality and thus, you (by giving money) are responsible for maintaining his low standard of living. But to me, it just seems patronizing. Of course, if you care about a particular homeless person's well being, you could always give some fresh food and warm clothes.
Well, it depends on circumstances. The economy is horrible right now, during good time, as long as you are willing to work hard, you can always have a job, but during hard time, things get complicated, the number of people who wants a job, simply out weight the number of job there is significantly, then if you got little or no saving or make unwise investment, while not having a job, u could find your self living on the streets.
But no, if they are using that money to buy pot and alcohol, he is obviously somebody who deserve to be on the street, if I am going to help a homeless person, it must be somebody who is really down on luck, otherwise, I don't care
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