Should we be Having all of These Problems

Should there be such a big homelessness problem in our world? There’s billionaires, millionaires, and those with high incomes. So why do we have such a problem? It appears that the poor is handing over money that they could use to survive but they feel the need to “give” to those who are less fortunate than them. When we see advertisements on television, they’re ask for donations from people with families, people with low incomes, and people who live paycheck to paycheck but what about all the money that’s being shipped out to those who throw a ball or catch a ball? What about those wealthy investment brokers or those on the level as Donald Trump? Couldn’t they afford to give and if each and everyone of them gave than we may seem some improvements. Of course it’s up to them but why does the poor give more than the rich?

Anderson L. states (2015) states; “Since the recession, the rich have benefitted most from financial gains, but interestingly, at the same time, it’s the poor who upped their giving during that period while higher-income people gave less, according to the Chronicle of Philanthropy.” If the poor is poor then it’s likely that they will stay that way. If they’re giving more than they receive. Some people are giving with little to no money left. That’s not saying that they shouldn’t give but when they’re in need npo one may come to their aid.

Shouldn’t everyone chip in? If we all did than we wouldn’t have to hear or see so many people struggling the way that they do. There’s no need to be selfish with money because none of us will be able to take it with us to heaven or in some cases hell. So why aren’t people more giving, especially those who have more than enough, that’s something to think about? The less fortunate may receive phone calls demanding them to hand over money that they s politely try to explain that they don’t have. It seems agencies, charities, and organizations may not want to hear that. Not everyone is in a position to give but for those who are, why don’t they, what prevents them from helping out?

People can do what they want with their money but this is just an observation. There’s shows on television showing how some throw money around, throwing it up in the club, or purchasing jewelry worth millions of dollars. Again, it’s up to them to spend their money the way that they want, but wouldn’t it be a good idea to donate some of that money to those who are in need. There’s children suffering from cancer, families living on the streets, children without a place to call home. Children dying from diseases because of unclean water and bacteria in their food.

Michael Jackson was a “Giver”

People can say what they want about how Michael Jackson lived or what he did or didn’t do but they can not say that he wasn’t a giver or cared about people. Michael Jackson was a humanitarian. He cared enough to donate to Africa and people in need. Being a giver is a positive and rewarding thing to do. We never know what tomorrow holds. We could have this or that today and it can be gone tomorrow. A rich man can end up a poor man and vice versa. It appears we need to do better. We need to “care” more. A lot of issues can decrease if we took a better stand.

Source: Anderson, L (2015) Deseret News National. “Do the Poor Give More Than the Rich?”

“Since the recession, the rich have benefitted most from financial gains, but interestingly, at the same time, it’s the poor who upped their giving during that period while higher-income people gave less, according to the Chronicle of Philanthropy.”

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What About Giving

God wants us to be “cheerful givers.” Give from the heart, care about people, and also give to yourself. There’s no room for selfishness. Helping others is a blessing and those who do will be blessed themselves. Not everyone has to live in a mansion but of course we should want to live comfortably.

Having lots of money isn’t anything to rave about if there’s no giving involved. There has to be something that we all can donate. Contribute something. If one isn’t willing to give to others then they will be miserable. They may think all their riches will make them happy but it won’t. It amazes me how people that have more than enough can pass a homeless person but yet those who have very little can reach in their pockets and give.

Are we uncaring? I hope not but lets be real. The poor seems to give more. Why? Perhaps it’s because they know what it feels like to go without. We have to start caring and share even a little. It’s up to people to do what they want but does it make sense spending thousands of dollars at a club but won’t help your brother or sisters? Doesn’t seem fair does it?

This world could use more “givers.” We could use more love. Loving one another will help things run smoother. We can’t just allow people to suffer and not assist in some way. If we can’t give money, there’s something we can offer, for some it’s time. We can’t forget about people. Some have fallen and need some help getting back up. We need to be compassionate. ¬†Where has the compassion gone. When someone gives to you. You should give in return.

We need love. Everyone wants to be loved. So love is something we can give. We can give clothes, food, money etc. Helping our brothers and sisters is something “we should be doing.” Put love in all you do. Be a loving giver.

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