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Have you ver wondered if giving money to people in need is really good for them?

  1. Mario Rdz profile image60
    Mario Rdzposted 22 months ago

    Have you ver wondered if giving money to people in need is really good for them?

    What if you are just making people lazier?

  2. AshtonFirefly profile image78
    AshtonFireflyposted 22 months ago

    I think it depends on their situation and ethic. In some cases yes; in some cases no. If someone remains in their situation out of laziness or unwillingness, then obviously assistance will do no good and may promote a victimized or entitled mentality. However, if someone had an unexpected string of tragedies which forced them into a position of need, and they are doing everything within their power to better their situation, then there's no danger of that.

  3. WordCrafter09 profile image80
    WordCrafter09posted 22 months ago

    No.   People aren't usually lazy.  They just aren't.  There's nothing most people would like better than to be able to be independent and non-needy.  Most people are smart enough to know what, exactly, they need.  Money would help them get that.  It would have to be, or add up to, enough money, though; because if someone needs x amount of money to get himself on his feet and only gets x percent of that, then he's not able to accomplish what he needs to.

    "Not enough" is, in many ways, almost useless to a person.   That may be why so many people use money to do things that will "at least get them through the day" (in view of the fact that they could only get their hands on SOME money, but not enough).

    On top of all that, people who are in need of money to get themselves and/or their life in order must live in an arrogant, ignorant, and/or condescending world that views people in need as stupid, lazy, or even mentally ill.  So, on top of everything else, "needy" people aren't just getting the right kind of (at least) emotional support, but they're essentially feeling attacked from left and right a good part of the time.

    It's unfortunate that so many people have been allowed to grow up without being taught this stuff about "needy" people.

  4. peachpurple profile image81
    peachpurpleposted 22 months ago

    it depends. Once I gave a beggar boy $5.
    Guess what he did?
    He bought a packet of cigarette and smoked!

  5. gmwilliams profile image86
    gmwilliamsposted 22 months ago


    No, it ISN'T.  Giving money to people in need only enables them to be more dependent and lazy.  It also makes them lose any type of initiative towards self-improvement because they figure such they have easy money through handouts, they really have a socioeconomic safety valve reasoning why should they support/help themselves when others will socioeconomically rescue them.  The worst thing to do to a poor/impoverished person is to help him/her for that will make him/her expect to be socioeconomically rescued at all times.  It is best for poor people to pull themselves up by their bootstraps.

    1. savvydating profile image97
      savvydatingposted 22 months agoin reply to this

      Problem is, some people don't have any boots.

  6. profile image57
    PatriciaLongposted 19 months ago

    This is a relevant question, but not a question that is easily answered. There are many questions that must be asked prior to this question. Social determinants of health and wealth are dictated predominantly by several factors that may affect the individual's lifestyle choices, not limited to; accessibility to affordable housing, healthcare, childcare, employment, and employability. If an individual does not have access to these social determinants of well being, which we all should have a right to as citizens of our own country, then the question of whether or not a single act of giving money to people in need is beneficial to the individual is neither yes or no, and should be assessed on individual circumstances.