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What is enough charity from an individual?

Discussion in 'General Debates' started by Piculet, Aug 10, 2020.

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  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  3. I don't know

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  4. It isn't possible

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  1. Piculet

    Piculet Active Member

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    With charity, I don't mean just money or objects you might give away, but anything that you would yourself consider charity. It can be to a friend of relative as well.

    I'm asking generally about people over the age of 12 who are sane, but not limited to those who have wealth.
     
  2. BSM1

    BSM1 What? Me worry?

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    This is a question that you should answer.
     
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  3. Rival

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    The level of charity will depend on how much of a thing a person has to give and still be comfortable himself, or what he feels he can give away, how much he thinks the person/people need it and so on.
     
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  4. Piculet

    Piculet Active Member

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    This, usually, is very very little.
     
  5. Rival

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    What a dismal outlook on life you have!

    Some people will give generously while others will give more tight-fisted, but each gives.
     
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  6. Piculet

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    Most people are thight-fisted. So you really think not?
     
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    The amount a person considers as what they 'should' give(whether in time, money, or service) is pretty vastly different. Some are dictated by a religious creed or tradition, others set a personal goal. Others have no such guidelines, but jump in here and there, or drop a coin here and there, as they feel fit to. Sometimes they give to much, more often too little.

    I can't put a blanket statement on what everyone should give, because their life circumstances, and capacity to give are simply too different.
     
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    This isn't my experience. My experience is that poor people tend to be more giving, but I don't think that's the rule.
     
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  9. Unveiled Artist

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    Conversation is one charity I'd like to work on. Some people I speak with, many seniors, at one time around homeless and friends with some, genuinely like non-stereotypical conversation. Something natural without looking at people as off or disabled or so have you.

    Once I think "will he use it to his advantage or waste it" first I know it's no longer charity.
     
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  10. Piculet

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    What does that have to do with anything? To clarify, do you think most people in the world are more generous than thight-fisted?
     
  11. Rival

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    Yes, I think so. At least, as I say, that is my experience.
     
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  12. Revoltingest

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    I am charitable enuf cuz I give as much as I
    want, & occasionally a little more than is wise.
    (I lack full control over my brain. It misbehaves.)
     
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    RF isn't a charity tho.
     
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  14. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest I have the kavorka
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    I give RF no money.
    In fact, I often get accused of being on the payroll.
    (I'm still waiting for that 1st payment to arrive.
    I sent my bank account info to the Nigerian
    prince who owns RF several months ago.)
     
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  15. sun rise

    sun rise "This is the Hour of God"
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    I agree. And it's significant for the two of us to agree on something.
     
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  16. Conscious thoughts

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    I see one form of charity like giving your time to help others.to become selfless and be there for those who need help.
     
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    All of the mods and admins are waiting as well...
     
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    I think most people are pretty giving, although they often like to ask questions before giving.

    I have frequently been amazed at the generosity people can display.

    One of the things I like about my wife is how giving she is and how she nudges me to be so as well.
     
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  19. Conscious thoughts

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    This chap you mean
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    Nigerian scammer prince :confused:
     
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  20. A Vestigial Mote

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    I tend to like to give more with actions than with monies. The whole "money" route is far too easy for a person to simply take, utilize, and then be ready (or even expectant) for more. Not in all cases, obviously, but in my experience it doesn't take very long for many people before accepting money becomes something of a habit.

    In the past, me/my-family has (among other things):
    • taken in a 19 year old and her 3 year old daughter who were kicked out of the girl's mother's house when she wouldn't undergo an "exorcism" at her mom's behest.
    • confronted (and publicly embarassed) a pair of parents who kicked their 13 year old out of the house (temporarily) for using his stepfather's video game system without permission
    • talked an irate boyfriend down from chasing after to (presumably) beat the 16 year old son of his girlfriend
    • worked at various venues (handing out food or organizing and executing games) for charity and neighborhood functions
    • Taken food on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and other random times to a local homeless man who roams the neighborhoods surrounding ours
    • offered paid work for various skilled labor (like roofing, plumbing, etc.) to people with the required skills in the neighborhood we had heard were struggling with job situations and money in general
    • Offered continuous donations of help with tuition directly to a friend who said he was going to have to drop out of college with the financial stresses his family was under. He made it through, by the way, and is now a nurse.
    • Bought a bike for a local resident whose bike had been stolen and who had no other reliable means of transport.
    I answered the poll "I don't know." There's always more that could be done. Always. And I have never seen that "money" is a good answer to much of it.
     
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