Helping Conversation Questions

Warm-up Questions:
Is it important to help other people? Why or why not?

Discussion Questions:

  1. How much of what you do is for yourself? How much is it for other people?
  2. If you have something that you do not need or want anymore, do you consider giving it away? If so, what things have you given away?
  3. If you see a person that looks lost on the street, do you try to help them? Why or why not?
  4. Would you interfere if you saw a fight in public? What if one person was being seriously hurt?
  5. Have you ever hitchhiked? Have you ever picked up a hitchhiker? Why or why not?
  6. Do you give blood regularly? Why or why not?
  7. Would you consider donating an organ while you are alive, like a kidney or a lung?
  8. Have you ever done volunteer work? If so, describe the work you did.
  9. What do you think about giving money to charity?
  10. Do you trust charitable organizations? Which organizations are most trustworthy?
  11. How often do you pass homeless people who are asking for money on the street? How do you feel in that situation? What do you do?
  12. Some people say that street beggars choose not to work and do not deserve help. What do you think about that idea?
A person sleeping rough on the street next to a cardboard box.
  1. Can you imagine living on the streets? What would be most uncomfortable about that situation? How would you survive?
  2. What is more responsible for the rise in the number of homeless people? Government policies? Economic conditions? Poor mental healthcare? Individual failures?
  3. Has your family helped you in your life? In what ways?
  4. Among people who you are not related to, who has helped you most in your life?
  5. Do people help each other because it makes them feel good? If so, is helping others essentially a selfish act?
  6. When people are wealthy or successful, do they have a special responsibility to 'give back' and help others?

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