Content advisory 18+ Really? All these years for nothing? You are still looking for the Woman in Red? Man, look out, there are agents Smiths coming!
Welcome to the Matrix… You take the blue pill, the story ends. You wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill, you stay in Wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes...
Ok. Your choice. I actually do have opinion about beggars, Eric and Adrita; I even researched a topic sociologically in Russia, and it appeared that most were scammers (the easiest way to verify - if person asks for the ticket back home and you buy one - next day - same person same place ; or drug addicts who lost their body parts due to the bad syringe or...well, not before the night - they claim to be from war - one of those keep going all around our crazy world).
And here comes the grinder. Actually when people give money to the beggars they show that there is a profit in it. People tend to try to get money from the profitable business, right? So, just when you put the money in the dirty hand of a poor child, the claws cling. It is useful to force this child to beg. It is useful to hurt him so he will look more fragile, more, well...poor. When this guy grows older, the worst thing that could happen to him is that someone will cut off his body parts to seduce you into a compassion state of mind...or just give him the terrible drugs, which melt organic matter, mainly proteins, so that person will rot alive, with unbearable pain, losing finger after finger (ok, usually the whole hand, to tell the truth).
Go on, yes, give him the money! Or, better, just give him cicuta to save him from all the pain…
There is a reason why many governments try to fight begging. One of them described above. Second is that actually this person imposes a kind of tax on you. A tax by crime bosses.
Well, what about the advice from the Book? Does all my speech mean that I do not help people (or at least tell you not to do this for the more smooth road to hell)?
No. I do help people. Mostly I pay for elderly people when they cannot buy high-level medicine in the pharmacy. Also, I try to support orphanages with the ready goods - clothes, smartphones, etc. Of course I should remove shop labels from them to prevent reselling by the orphanage administration.
Come on. It is easy. We just don’t actually care. It gives us pleasure and self-respect to understand that we helped someone. So easy to give money right now to this guy. Don’t go anywhere, don’t think it over, don’t prepare, don’t verify…
Your choice. Your decision to make. Your path to take. Choose the pill.