Do you believe in charity/humanity?
If so or not, then why?
I would say I do, but then I have a mean streak haha… In one instance, I may give money to a homeless person (I don’t endorse prejudice, and don’t get why society hates the homeless), but then would refuse to hold the door open for a Muslim person on the other hand (most I’ve ever met are closed-minded and heartless). In general, I endorse total humanity to others though.
These are just examples, however, I’m interested in how others think here.
When opportunity arises to be a giving person, it’s a good idea to use it…”What goes around, comes around” just proves itself as true way too often not to.
However, intention is key. If one provides a give-away, it should be as an expression of Unconditional Love…No conditions, no expectations. Simply being ‘nice’ is just that…Simply being nice…And in my book, Nice Matters!
I have found it wise not to lend or give anything with the thought of return…The notion usually becomes as heavy baggage of resentment later on down the line, & severely hinders relationship processes…stuff I sure don’t want ‘coming back around’.
Those ‘homeless’ are a direct reflection of who & what WE Are as a Society…as are those dis-eased, as are those incapable of acquiring the basic needs of human lifestyle. Through them do we See systems that need adjusting, and don’t We often get ‘uncomfortable’ with Change…especially when personal effort/adjustment is involved in correcting dysfunctionalities of ‘Our Ways’?
btw, des…Much of the pre-judging-ice stems from lack of experiences & dependence/trust on mainstream inputs…perhaps a show of ‘nice’ would provide other-‘wise’ experience of ‘Us’, as individuals & as a Society.(?) Just sayin’. :)
I remember this one time in Tijuana I was standing around some market eating corn and out of no where my mother literally took it out of my mouth and gave it to this kid who was filthy and had no shoes, I was soo mad I was getting ready to throw a fit until I notice how that kid was eating my corn, he was eating it like he had never eaten anything before, and for a moment I was soo confused, i had no idea why this kid was willing to eat anything until I looked around me and I noticed all these kids begging everyone for there food, that moment totally changed me and all I wanted to do was feed these kids, I literally took whatever food my family had and gave it to these kids and when I realized it wasn’t enough I started begging everyone for their food soo I can give it to these kids.
I understand that everyone is different but whenever I feel ungrateful I think of those kids who just wanted to eat and how I was desperate to feed them all and mind you I was about 6 or 7 at the time and with a goal that I still have today and that is helping and giving as much as possible without expecting a thing in return.
I suppose I do. Occasionally I give money to homeless people I come across, or people busking on the street. I don’t do it all the time, I’m not sure it would be realistic for anyone to do so. But I do try to be kind. I make an effort to make eye contact just so I can say, in my own way, ‘I see you, I acknowledge you.’
I try to be kind to people I come across, holding doors open if they’re walking behind me, saying thank you, things like that. I’m human, it doesn’t happen all of the time. I can’t remember where I read this, perhaps it was somewhere on here, that when someone is kind to you, the best thing can do is pay it forward. I do believe in that.
It’s great that you are willing to give charity to the poor (i.e. a homeless person), but please don’t judge the entire group of muslims, because of your interactions with a few. That says a lot more about you than it does about them. Generalization is for the narrow-minded people.
Personally, I believe in charity and humanity. And that goes for everyone, regardless of skin color, religion or belief.
I don’t support prejudice in any form, but then I don’t like Muslims in honesty.
All right. Could just be interesting to hear why you “rejects” an entire group of people based on their religion… I know that you have met some who are “closed-minded”, according to you, but .. what does that even mean?
Sorry, but I just don’t get it. Perhaps you could elaborate.
I just don’t like them. Though I tend to accept all people for what they are.
er.. no. Should I have? I understand how their religion makes them think and behave, and they’re the cause of much of the negative of contemporary Western culture.
It’s good to help people and to receive help. However, charity can also lead to suffering- for instance people from wealthy nations may decide to send food to a developing nation. However, that floods the poor nation’s economy with cheap food, which undervalues local food prices, making the regional agriculture go bust. This keeps economies from developing and lowers the standard of living even further. Also, the free imported food may not always be available. This has happened in Africa.
Charity can also put the giver on a pedestal, and in the long term give the needy shame. It seems like it should be straightforward, but this is not always the case. There are probably good balances to be found, but it takes the recognition that these are complex issues.