The world has turned out to be filled with philanthropists, that it has become too hard to find the best one out of it.
Every other day, one or the other popular person is awarded the honours of Philanthropist At times stimulating my thought, do they know what exactly does it mean to be a philanthropist?
Charity is good, but are we all doing it right?
We tend to do Charity in the name of Greed – for fame, name, money and much more. the magic of giving has vanished now, even the takers do for the same reasons, fed by greed.
Charity in olden times :
When there was only a need for food and education, even a bag of rice and board and pencil to write was considered to be “worth-giving”. There was only hunger prevailing, and to fulfil the need of the stomach which was quenchable to an extent.
But now, the greed has grown beyond boundaries.
Everywhere you see “help the girl child”, “help the needy ” as such many organization coming forward. Many famous people adopt a child, in the name of fame for the greed of fame to showoff they do a lot.
I remember, there was a colleague of mine, who used to show off the cards she receives on sending payments to help children receive an education. Should I believe that every child who is discarded and taken up by these organizations are being provided what they deserve – And still we have much more in the society who are deprived of their right to education.
Every shop has a box, where they claim to collect money for the same reason to evade poverty.
But the next moment I see another child begging on the street.
Even when the number of philanthropists is increasing every year, I see thousands of families stranded and in need of help.
Now Charity is like a weapon for every person who is successful to tame the audience and receive applause.
Charity in the name of WOmen empowerment
Charity in the name of equality
Charity in the name of Politics
Charity in the name of protection of Girl child
Charity in the name of freedom.
And all encouraging the rightful greedy, who are feeding on it and enjoying every bit of sacrifice the people do in the name of tolerance.
Altruism is also a charity we do suffer to give away what we actually deserve rightfully.
Even in a human relationship, people tend to be charitable in their deeds, giving away their happiness for the greed of others happiness, as it helps to reign peace in the family.
It is not just in one family that this happens, it reigns everywhere. At many instances, life turns out to be only meant to feast the greediness for power and rule.
Love marriages, for instance, many at times, it does not just love that bring in two people together. It is the harsh reality that, they personally don’t’ want to be a failure in attaining the love of their life. To satisfy the greed of their inner conscience, to accomplish the power of achieving – they go against everything they could to be together.
Here the greed to win – takes it all.
We are all polluted by the greed to prosper than to survive, hence we are on an endless journey of satisfaction, where one comes after the other leaving no space to even perspire.
Men, in the family who take it all on their shoulders, to proclaim that they are still ‘the leading one’ – the greed to be ‘the One’ overburdening the Charity called happiness. Everywhere you check around, you see that we are indeed ‘Charitable-beings’ in anything we do- only the greed for changes with respect to people.
We as humans tend to be quite charitable in our deeds, but it is time to think :
Are we really feeding the greed, in us through Charity?