No I am certainly not afraid of panhandlers, It is not my business to know why they are panhandling. Anyone who has to panhandle I believe are doing it for their own reasons. I don't question their reasons. I give if I am able to, knowing very well it could be me in their situation, and sadly there are more homeless now on the streets of North America who shouldn't be there. Peace, Love and Kindness is what we must show.