Help yourself before you ask others to help you
I’m more than happy to help others in need but tell me what you have done to help yourself first before you ask me to help you.
Have you gotten rid of that expensive cell phone? A landline is less that $25 a month. Have you stopped going to Starbucks for overpriced coffee that you could make at home for less? Or have you given up coffee altogether and switched to tap water? Are you still having kids when you cannot afford the ones you already have? Did you move into a smaller, more affordable home? Have you sold your truck to save yourself the expense of insane payments? Have you applied everywhere for a job (even at the minimum wage places)? Have you given up junk food, booze, and smokes?
Sure sometimes bad things happen to people and they do deserve help. I have no problem helping those people. But if you say you have 3 kids and another on the way and can’t afford Christmas while driving a $50.000 truck to get lunch from McDonald’s every day I really have to wonder.