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Response to elias7 (Reply #39)

Sun Dec 27, 2015, 09:32 AM

44. Actually, I'm poor

but that doesn't stop me from donating to others when I can.

I was married to someone who came from a wealthy family (he wasn't wealthy when we were married). The grandfather made all the money and started some well known companies. What I observed was that people who have money usually don't notice the people who don't have money. I have no idea why that it. My husband (at the time) told me that having money was not as easy as it looks, that there were responsibilities. Yes, the family donated to charity and their church, but it wasn't available to just regular people, as it had to be a tax write off. They donated enough to Planned Parenthood to get some sort or award. But the truth of the donation was more that 'we don't need any more of those type of people', than helping the poor.

The truth is that many, many of those that have enough, don't even think of those that don't. It doesn't even cross their minds. They tithe at church, or donate to some other charity and their conscience is clear. They get blinded to homelessness, because after all those people are lazy and don't want to work. Hearing those that have enough and more talk, is really eye opening. Of course, there are exceptions, and many like Ruffalo know that to help those less fortunate, actually helps all.

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