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Cosmin Lupu
post Oct 6 2011, 09:22 AM
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Guys, two days ago, I was taking a break from the rehearsal with the orchestra and alongside a good friend and colleague in the Mozart Rocks! project, decided to grab something to eat. We went down the street to a Turkish pastry shop and bought a few pies and pastry goodies, which we were planning to enjoy in the park.

We sat down on a bench and we noticed this poor homeless old man right in front of us on another bench. I suddenly felt really bad thinking we were to enjoy our goodies and he would just watch so, I gave him a pie and he thanked me very much and dug into it like he hadn't been eating for days. My friend smiled and told me he was just about to do the same, but he was afraid the old man would curse him, if he wouldn't've been a beggar actually. I took the chance though even if the same thought came to my mind and it turned out right smile.gif

Now, the conclusion is: who do we help? How do we know who really needs charity and who doesn't? Tough choice huh?

I wouldn't give ONE crumb to young kids on the street - they can work! But the elder people are a different matter!

What do you think? Have you ever been through such an awkward situation and if yes, how did you act?


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post Oct 6 2011, 04:10 PM
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Not sure if I ever been in that type of situation. I suppose you would just have to do what your heart tells you.


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post Oct 6 2011, 04:31 PM
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I don't really think of whom,but rather when and how,if you look for whom ,you might miss a need
if a man on a street corner says he will work for food- tell him you have some work for him and see what he says , if he says no, you know he is just trying to get a hand out ,if he says okay,that is when I will just buy him some food.I very rarely give money - he will probably get booz
but one thing I have learned is to not humiliate the person waiting for thanks or a pat on the back-
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post Oct 6 2011, 04:42 PM
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QUOTE (jstcrsn @ Oct 6 2011, 03:31 PM) *
I don't really think of whom,but rather when and how,if you look for whom ,you might miss a need
if a man on a street corner says he will work for food- tell him you have some work for him and see what he says , if he says no, you know he is just trying to get a hand out ,if he says okay,that is when I will just buy him some food.I very rarely give money - he will probably get booz
but one thing I have learned is to not humiliate the person waiting for thanks or a pat on the back-


I totally agree! Good approach man! Now the thing is, in my country, there's a huge lot of people begging on the streets and sometimes they come over with sob stories and such. You actually start to feel overwhelmed by their numbers. Anyway, there is a famous actor in here who had a super inspired line in a movie which came out about 5-6 years ago, saying: 'The hand who reaches out without telling a story, doesn't get anything!'

At some point they become a part of normal life - I see this as being a sad thing..


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post Oct 6 2011, 09:49 PM
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It's very profitable business in most cases, but sometimes when I see these exhausted faces I need to pull out some money.. cool.gif


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