Thursday, March 03, 2016
Surprisingly very few people are begging in India. The Indians believe that there is no need to beg. Everyone can find some sort of work to do. It is not good to give money to beggars. When we give something to someone who has not earned it we are putting obstacles in their way. A human cannot grow and reach their highest potential unless they work.
When I saw a woman begging with her children my guide remarked that she was taking the easy way. She could work to feed her children. Everyone in India can find something to do to earn money. Many times I saw women in the fields planting crops and sweeping streets. I bought handmade items from a woman’s co-op where village women worked sewing items to help support their families.
It is very easy to put a hand out and ask for something for nothing. But if you really want to help the world give money to those who are working hard; because hard honest work makes the world a better place and is good for the body, the mind and the soul.