Street Beggar Essay

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Imagine this scenario, you are sitting in your car when you suddenly hear a tap on your window, you turn around to find a man reaching his hand asking you for money trying to gain your sympathy with a few sad words. You then feel like you’re in a dilemma; should you give him money or should you not. This is a situation that many people in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia go through every day. According to Arab news, the anti-begging office in Jeddah arrested 11,000 beggars in 2012. Many campaigns regarding street beggars have been launched to stop people from giving them money for many reasons. When it comes to this subject many people have different opinions whether street beggars should be given money or not. I believe that street beggars should …show more content…
However, these beggars sometimes use money to buy drugs and other illegal substances. Have you ever wondered what was the reason behind why the beggar ended up on the streets? Some of these beggars were kicked out of their house because they have developed an addiction to some kind of substance and their family could not stop them. Being on the streets brings out the worst in people and that may lead to them wanting to buy drugs to hide the feeling of failure and hate. There is no specific proof for such a situation in Jeddah; however, numbers show that eighty percent of people found begging on the streets around the world do it to support a drug habit. When police in the UK did some tests on people arrested for begging, eight out of ten people tested positive for class A …show more content…
That claim is incorrect because anyone in need and wanting to live a good life would be motivated to search for a decent job instead of choosing the easy way of sitting in a corner waiting for people to feel sympathy towards them. People who beg for money only do so because they are lazy and have no sense of dignity. When people stop giving beggars money, these beggars will be forced to go look for money somewhere decent. Whether a person is in need or not, he/she should never beg. Another person might say that these beggars may ask for money because they want to enroll in an institution that helps them; however, institutions that help street beggars are free and only raise money from the

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