Tom has another question to answer for the Families Again Men’s Meme as soon as he can tear himself way from his keyboard, computer and ear phones. He will sit there with these big things covering his ears and tell me that he can hear me “just fine” when I’m talking to him. Oh boy. When he finally gets out here his comments will be in BLUE:
“So are you ready to answer that question?”
Can a person be so blinded by their wealth that they miss the poverty of the world? And, if so, what can they do about it?
“Yes…The love of money, being the root of all evil according to many, is much like other committed love wherein one forsakes all others in their romantic “pursuit”. Quite naturally impoverished situations would be unattractive and avoided if not ignored by a very wealthy person.
Philanthropy is unusual. For example, ironically, according to the U.S. News and World Report, December, 1991, the poorest households gave 5.5% opposed to the 2.9% by the wealthiest households. Could it be that the wealthiest lack a degree of humility leading to compassion that results in charitable giving?
July 2006, from The Age, reported “that the world’s second-richest man is giving his money away to the world’s richest man points to significant shifts in the business of corporate largesse.
Warren Buffett’s decision to donate 10 million Class B shares in his holding company, Berkshire Hathaway, worth $US37 billion ($A49.8 billion) at today’s prices, to help Bill Gates run the world’s biggest philanthropic foundation, reflects changes in expectations and approaches to philanthropy.”
However, this picture illustrates the vast difference in the distribution of wealth in the world and it just shouldn’t be this way.
I do not have special criticism towards Mariah Carey and I love her singing voice, but the picture of her closet with numberless pairs of shoes helps to visualize the dramatic comparison between the amount of money spent on her shoes while others starve to death.
Whatever you say, please do not justify this type of wealth distribution with “it’s just business” because starving to death should not be business. What happened to humanity?
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