The world got pretty shaken up lately. Our global consciousness is being questioned. When the church of Notre Dame went up in flames, first there was shock. It was normal that people were saddened to see a gorgeous monument and piece of our history is seemingly getting destroyed in front of our eyes and we were relatively helpless watching. But when the rich and powerful pledged a lot of money in a short time to rebuild it, many stood up to question the system and our priorities. There is so much to be added to this discussion. I think it’s ok for us as humanity to re-evaluate our priorities and our institutions. There are many reasons why it got so much attention and money in a short period of time, and they have to do with name, power, prestige, fame and the outwardly qualities that people cherish. So we can’t be surprised about it, although it’s ok to assume some of it came from goodness of the heart and desire for charity. Now to argue that there are more noble causes to give to, is true. But the reason that there are starving children in the world is much more complex than one person sitting on lots of money, not giving it to the poor for free. It has to do with the global economy and underlying greed and power struggle that haunts our society today. And problems of poverty, destruction of our planet and eco system, animal abuse, and so fort wouldn’t really get fixed with a massive donation either. WE have to change. We accept and support this system with our actions every day, and that’s why the world moves forward. While we are still participating in it, there will be issues.
Instead of bashing the rich, know that you have just as much power with your own actions. And we all are equality responsible for this world, so don’t think that because you don’t have millions you can give to charity! Most of us can spare extra $5 a month a skip a coffee to donate to a charity. To an animal or even a starving child in a less rich country, that money makes a difference. Take matters in your own hands today with everything you do. Let’s all rise above. .
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