Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Nowadays people are more willing to help people they don't know (for example, by giving clothing and food to people who need them) than they were in the past. Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer Be sure to use your own words. Do not use memorized examples.

There is no shortage of opinions on whether we should help unknown people or not. Personally, I think that this statement is totally wrong. I feel this way mainly for two reasons that I will explain in the following paragraphs. To begin with, most people, especially young adults, only think about their own problems. They do not care about other people who are facing difficult troubles because they believe that each person can solve their problems by themselves. People do not notice that there are some humans that need help to overcome their difficulties. For instance, when I was a teenager, I only focused on my own troubles. Even though I saw many unknown people who slept in the streets, I never tried to help them. I could give them some food or old clothes but I did not. It was because I thought that they had what they deserved. Furthermore, nowadays there have been many cases of people who pretend to be homeless in order to get free food and clothes. It has caused most part of the society, especially adults, to not trust people who live on the streets. People do not know whether they are helping poor people or they are helping cheaters to get advantages. My personal experience is a great illustration of this. Last year, I was at a bus stop, there I saw a person who asked me for some money to buy food. I decided to give him 5 dollars because he looked like a homeless. It was a huge mistake. As soon as he received these dollars, he bought some cigarettes. In conclusion, I strongly believe that our society is becoming more selfish with the passing of the years. This is because most people are focused on their own difficulties and there are many fake homeless who take advantage of generous people.
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