It's impossible to know which homeless people are homeless because of circumstances they could not control and the ones that totally screwed their own life up with drugs and such, so we tend to ignore them, which is pretty much all you can do unless every homeless person you see you stop to talk and get their life story. Get The Sub.
My father was a cop for 25 years and what I can tell you is that most homeless people prefer to be homeless and for those who don't, well they don't stand at street corners asking for money. They would rather live on the streets than actually work for money. There are many places those people can go to get food and a roof over their head but choose not to because they don't want to follow certain rules.
They aren't trying to get money to pay bills, it's for other stuff to support their habits, so no, it's not wrong to spend your last $5. on your own food. If you ever do decide to help a homeless person, don't give them the money, go get them something and hand it to them, at least you know where the money went.
Some people are homeless due to the circumstances of these times. I would buy my sandwich and ask the server to cut a piece off and give it to the homeless person. This way you are not giving out money for drugs or boose & if he is hungry you have helped him out.
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Last edited at 9:11PM on 10/23/2011
It depends when we were driving home from NY this guy started asking my dad for money because he was stuck and didn#039;t have any money for gas and he ran out so my dad gave him like 50 and the guy jumped in his car and backed out of that parking lot so fast and was speeding down the road like crazy and I asked my dad if he knew the guy was going to do that and he said yes so I asked him why he still gave the man the cash and my dad said that the man was Probably going to go buy drugs with what he just got out of us but maybe because of how nice we were the man would see that and not spend the money on drugs and might fell bad about taking other people#039;s money in the long run so yeah it depends if u have any way of telling if they are telling u the truth or not