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I think panhandling—from interviewing six people now—seems very difficult; it seems like it really wears on you.
Well, you stand on your feet all day—if you were working in a factory, you would stand on your feet all day. Okay, let's compare a factory job to panhandling. If you do your job in the factory, you stand on your feet and you move your hands. If you're standing on the corner panhandling, you stand on your feet, and you move your hands! And you are not granted to make money! You are granted to make the money at the job! So how easy is panhandling? That's how I think—parables!

Is panhandling like your job?



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Do you prefer to give your money to charities for the poor, or directly to panhandlers?

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