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The recognition of begging as a profession!

I was surprised, confused and intrigued by the fact that "begging" is not considered an economic activity.
This seems to mainly due to the rather unenviable status of people who are brave enough to take up this pursuit. Another reason that is mentioned is the absence of any formal qualification.
Recently a friend of mine made a rather derogatory comment when passing a person exercising his activity of begging.
I admire people who accept, in many cases probably not voluntarily, to live an existence at the bottom rung of society.

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    May 15 2013: People here also look down on beggars because the good ones make money "without" working. However, not paying taxes

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