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Cambodia is a developing country and it is also one of the poorest country in the world and region. Civil war in 1970s have left Cambodia with so many poor people, and countless uneducated people as well. Those complications leads so many problem in the society and one of the most common see is “beggar”.
If you travel to Cambodia or you live in Cambodia, you will see so many beggars at almost all the streets in Phnom Penh, and other big cities such as Siem Reap etc. When it comes to this point, I always ask myself each time when I see beggars on the sidewalk. “Should I give them money or not? What will happen if I give them? And what will happen if I don’t give them?”
To be honest, I pity them and wants to give them some little money, but when it comes to the long term complications, I stop. Why? Because most of them can work to feed themselves in a better way beside begging for money. Some of them stronger than me, some of them fatter than me and some of them younger than me to be exact.
If I give them the money, they would think that the way that they are doing is the most easy way to get money and feed themselves and they will keep continue to doing it and without thinking of another way which is better.
But if I don’t give them, some of them would die hungry because some of those are elderly people, some of them are even older than my mother. They cannot work to feed themselves anymore or maybe they don’t have any relatives, or families that could take care of them, so begging for little money will help them to survive a bit longer.
The idea and purpose is different from one to another. But for me, I only give to money to them if they are old, cannot work to feed themselves and to the one who’s absolutely broke.
The decision is yours and giving or charity the most honorable activities of human kinds. Our little activities could change the world that we’re living it.