What do you do/how do you feel when you stop at a light and see a homeless person with a sign?
I have to be honest. Sometimes I feel really sorry for them and sometimes I feel completely unsympathetic towards them. It really depends on my mood.
Has the person had a really hard life with absolutely no support? Or are they just lazy?
Would they take my money and buy food? Or would they go buy cigarettes?
Would the person be grateful? Or would he try to rob me/chop my hand off/steal my car?
I want to teach my son how to be compassionate....but at the same time, I have to protect him.
I'm always torn about this.
My family and I visited San Diego when I was in high school. We were walking around and exploring when we saw a homeless man sitting on the side of the road. I remember feeling so sorry for him, and then I saw my dad hand him some money. I will NEVER forget that moment and how awesome I thought my dad was.
So, maybe the answer is to help someone out when there is another adult in the car?
I don't know. What do you do? How do you feel about this?~