Haje Jan Kamps

The thing you don’t understand about begging

You have two dollars, they need one. It is so easy to judge someone for asking for half of what you own. But the thing you don’t understand is that there is literally nothing else a beggar can do. If there was anything else — anything that was available, an option, other than begging, they would be doing that.

You have two dollars, they need one to survive for the next three hours.