I heard someone knocking my door when I was having a date with my laptop, writing codes as usual, in the working hours.
Wait, not only someone, it was more than just one person. It was different. Normal guests typically wouldn’t knock someone’s door aggressively.
You know what? I could guess that, they were beggars. And they were! 4 beggar women.
Being one of the most generous country, that kind of way of begging is an ironic picture in Indonesia.
There is a couple of investigations that uncover being beggar is a job, making a lot of money by seeking people’s sympathy.
I’m not trying to say that every beggar is begging as a job. We just need to better understand when to give money to beggars.
The beggars I mentioned above, they have come several times to my house. I decided to stop giving after their third return.
You know, they come again this morning. It had been so many times. All of them had been looking healthy. The way they walked, the way they shouted at my house. No sign that they had to beg. What the…!
Giving to every person isn’t going to make us human, instead it makes us robots. Give along with your heart. Give to people that really need.
Have a good day everyone!