posted on Jun, 17 2010 @ 02:13 AM
I see nothing wrong with charity. If I had tons of money, I would do more to help others.
Now, here is where you have to pay attention. Charity is great, but if you truly want to help people, then the important part is getting that person
(s) back on the road to not needing charity, which is many times the actual solution. Charity doesn't always fix the underlying problem. We can
give and give to some people, but if we don't address the reason why they are in the shape they are in, then you are throwing money into a hole.
Then you are supporting someone who never gives back, only takes. For example, give a homeless person a meal, help him get cleaned up. Then help him
find some employment of some sort. If you are wealthy, maybe your house needs painted, and you would like a new flower bed in the back. Let's help
this homeless guy get back into society as a productive member. This way you have truly helped the person. If the person refuses to "stand up,"
despite your best efforts to help them, and given ample time, then you feed them and send them on their way. Some people only want a hand out.
Natural disasters are a bit different kind of charity, give when you can to help out, certainly.
Here is what I'm starting to really dislike. Slightly off topic, but still relevant. We are being conditioned to think that being rich is evil.
No, it's not evil. Why is it evil to live life the way you want to live it, and to the fullest? I mean why not? Why live in a little shack, poor,
and barely getting by, if you don't want to? It's not like billionaires are actually taking up all the money, and there isn't anymore. If we have
a money shortage, it's because enough isn't being printed. Money is simply a means of exchanging goods and services. Besides that, the actual
paper is starting to mean less. We are being conditioned to accept less on our pay check, do things like have the new stupid "staycations." Save
money, save money. The American Dream gives way to coupons at Wal-Mart. Prosperity takes a back seat to the media cramming "bad economy" down our
throat. If we want to better things, then we need to get out there and better them. Why in the heck are we waiting for Obama or any president to
create jobs, when we can do this ourselves? Did the president create the giants like McDonalds and Wendy's? No, it was people with an idea that
created these businesses. Is Obama going to come to our house and put us in a business? Will he hold our hand as we go to look for work? I'm not
even sure he cares? So, I'm not waiting on him.
Our future depends on creating more businesses. Because what is happening right now, is businesses are downsizing, and going under, and it simply
doesn't need to happen. It is up to us to create that future employment. Put people back in business right here in the USA, manufacture products
here in the USA, and create jobs right here in the USA. And, if you are going to have export and import relations with other countries, make sure the
terms are fair and truly benefit both sides fairly.
So, the point is, charity is voluntary. You should never force someone into charity. Sometimes, some charities may not be doing much with your
money. If I'm going to give, I need to know that money is going to be used correctly. Just because it has the word "charity" on it doesn't
automatically make it a good thing. Some charities are good, some aren't.
True help is what actually stands those person(s) back up. Charity in most cases, should only be temporary.