$1000 to help out a stranger.

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  1. BreakGuy macrumors 6502a

    BreakGuy

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    You've been selected to help out a complete stranger and to do this, you've been allocated $1000. Who would the stranger be, and what would you do to help them?
     
  2. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    Almost impossible.

    How do you know who is worthy enough, if they are a complete stranger?
     
  3. peapody macrumors 68040

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    That's deep.
     
  4. Apple OC macrumors 68040

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    I would give it to a woman living in a woman's shelter with her children
     
  5. Grey Beard macrumors 65816

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    There is no one STRANGER than ijohnhenry and I would not know him if I saw him in the street. He most certainly needs the $1,000 for his urgent requirement of psychiatric assistance.

    KGB:cool:
     
  6. ace198 macrumors regular

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    What if you really needed the money yourself?
     
  7. wordoflife macrumors 604

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  8. 3bs macrumors 603

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    Probably the best idea since that way he can keep making his own money. Kinda like give a guy a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach him how to fish..
     
  9. BreakGuy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    He still needs the means to catch his own fish. For example, you could teach me how to ride a bike, but if I haven't got a bike to ride, what good is the teaching?
     
  10. charlieroberts macrumors 6502a

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    How about this, find a homeless guy that looks like he want to be better off, find him a place to rent and pay the first month, get him a haircut, couple of outfits and maybe even help him get a job that doesn't require too much qualification.

    That way you'd be teaching a man to fish...


    Or maybe I just need to go to sleep.
     
  11. snberk103 macrumors 603

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    If I told you, they wouldn't be stranger anymore would they...

    And I wouldn't give it to a person, I'd find an organization that can leverage $1000 into something bigger.
     

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