It’s easy to forget that there are people in the world that far less fortunate than you. Most of us live in relative luxury (in comparison to hungry orphans anyway), yet we pretend that the world’s problems have nothing to do with us.
Deep down you know ignoring the choice to help is wrong. Maybe that’s why saying “No” to a charity worker is so hard. They run up to you on the street, look you square in the eye and force you to actually think about people with far bigger problems than your own. They tell you the gut wrenching facts like “1 in 5 children in [insert 3rd world country] has no access to clean water”, and that by donating the equivalent of just a pint of beer a month, you WILL be helping to solve that problem. (More …)