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What Charity Really Means

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We’re used to thinking that charity just means giving poorer people money. In fact, it’s about extending sympathy to another human being – who may be us. If you like our films, take a look at our shop (we ship worldwide): http://bit.ly/29Hefpf
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If the charitable are so because they recognize that there are times and aspects in which they need things they cannot give themselves, then they're motives seem almost capitalist to me. They give in the hope that their charitability will make society more charitable so they may receive when they require.
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All ideological constructs distill down to a binary,"Me First" or"We First"

Are you for only yourself and your individual likeness, or are you for others as well?

True Altruism seeks no individual reward... but sacrifices its Individual self to save the Collective...
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Even though donating material stuff is temporary, won't it help solve a problem temporarily so that a long term solution can be sought out?

Hmm... Could it be that charity aims to allow a person to stand on their own feet? Teachers give charity by equipping students with the skills they need. Love is charitable in the sense that it allows a person to feel appreciated and strive to understand themselves and others better. The school of life helps others by posting videos so that people can probe deeper into their own minds and improve their quality of life.

It sounds a bit like the proverb: Give a man a fish and he'll eat for a day, teach a man to fish and he'll eat for a lifetime (I can't recall the exact proverb, but I think goes something like that) However, by giving the man a fish, the person can live to learn how to fish!

Well... It's hard for me to say these. I've not been in absolute poverty before and I don't know what form of help they actually need. I just feel that providing them with necessities only might allow the problem to persist. Perhaps by providing them with education too, they can stand on their own feet.

Forgive me, I'm just ranting away here... I still have a lot to learn and I am inept at such topics. (I usually shy away from conversations like this but somehow I felt compelled say these. Thank you, the school of life.)

Well, I would appreciate any opinions. :)
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I think the difficulty in giving charity is figuring out the correct type of charity to give. I live in a town that has been infamously known for beggars that stay beggars their entire lives and make a life out of it by taking advantage of tourists' charity. Some call these people liars, but the problem is that there actually are a chunk of them that are addicts that really do need help, just not of the monetary kind. I wish people could understand that giving money to these people can seem like charity, but in actuality be helping them ruin their lives.
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As much as I like the concept of charity, I believe whatever form of charity is given, it should be directed towards being self-determination. Give a man a fish and he'll eat for one day. Teach a man to fish, and he'll eat for a lifetime.
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In brief, charity would be empathy. Perhaps it's a good definition for non religious people, but charity is mostly a religious vertu. I mean, when you believe in God, you have a moral obligation to practice some kind of charity. When you don't believe in God, you don't really practice charity. Instead, you stand together, you show solidarity or some kind of empathy for people around you.

Charity is always tax deductable; neither solidarity or empathy are... Perhaps that's why religious people would rather practice charity than show solidarity!
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I was very young perhaps 13 when i was robbed and i needed money to go back home. I ask the first person i found and he was a little child that lived in the street and he gave me some coins to travel by train. He didn't have much but he didn't hesitate to share. One of the last videos of this channel was about hayek and oh the comments"people are poor because they want to" so many living in a bubble.
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I've certainly felt intimidated by charities as"we gave the most $$." While I could be much more charitable, it's at least heartening to know that I have been able to give people time and helped them figure things they couldn't themselves. Sometimes it's worked both ways--and just trading money wouldn't do that.
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What charity is not is anything involving government, i.e. raising taxes for gov. programs or to take more from the"rich," the latter being akin to envy.
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"At the end of our life, we shall all be judged by charity..." - Saint John of the Cross
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