The thing is, and I understand it, that people give to the causes they choose to and the amount they feel they can and want to give. There is nothing wrong with that inherently.
It is actually wonderful. The spirit of giving. And I am a firm believer in tithing. I give money, goods and food as well as time, when I can and how I can. I think the 10% tithing thing should be a universally implemented societal construct.
At least until the world doesn’t function the way it does now.
Here is what I don’t get……. (Of the many, many, like way too many illogical things about this world.)
if we have the resources, money, food and water to feed, cloth, shelter, and even give a basic income to every single person on this planet…….
which we do
and we choose, as a world of human beings trying to communally survive on a single planet, in a single atmosphere, to live as if we were in savage lands of kings and queens, barbarians, pirates, demons, dragons and evil sorcery, then what is wrong with this picture here?
I mean maybe we do. 🤷🏽♀️
But I also just don’t like how one group is temporarily saved always. Right? Some causes get great recognition. Heaven help those that don’t though and usually need it even more desperately.
It isn’t fair. And I know, I KNOW, life isn’t fair. No one is promised anything here, not one breath, not one morsel of any kind of anything: love, food, kindness, triumph, justice. No. Good luck with any of that.
We have all the resources we need to make this planet survivable for everyone. I’m not saying comfortable, for many reasons. I’m not saying happy, for many more reasons. I’m not saying equal, because let’s be realistic; humans love to judge each other by our differences.
What I’m saying here is……….
that maybe if we can’t beat them, and we refuse to join them, then we need to find another way altogether. Make it a win/win for everyone, even the ones that fight you tooth and nail, even the ones willing to die on the ship they sink themselves.
How many generations will it take to bring humanity to a new way of being? An era of healing mother nature, of compassion and making everything cohesive.
Do we even have that kind of time?
I know. I’m a dumb idealist. That’s true. I have eternal hope for this earth that I love so deeply and the people that inhabit it; to this connections to nature and to the people who make life worth living.
And so….I dislike charity, even as I partake in both receiving and giving.
The way it functions just isn’t right.
But we’ve gone over this already. Haven’t we?