big-hearted people don't get bent out of shape by a post like this - even if they don't feel motivated to do the same. A big person will always applaud another's efforts.
If this post makes you feel anxious, angry or uneasy, that's called a conscious telling you to imagine a bigger version of you. Enjoy your money in life... just don't think that's all there is to it.
You are belittling people for there own choices.
And my conscious is 100% clear as I do a tonne for my local community (as listed above)
I just don't like obnoxious people who feel they have a right to tell me what to do with my hard earned money.
And come back to me once you do even half of the things I do for my local community.
A post with the best of intentions gets all this vitriol? I always think if you have nothing positive to contribute them move on. When I first visited here I thought most people were far more considerate and open-minded than other forums - see EA's FIFA series forums where there is some world-class trolling and bullying. Sadly, it seems this forum is going the same way. A pity. :roll:
[gingerly steps into the fray]
IMO (and that's all it is, my personal opinion) posts like that of the OP can be annoying because even the most sensitive, giving and caring person knows there will always be more suffering in the world than he or she can possibly do anything about. This is why I hate seeing those doggy death camp ads with the Sarah McLachlan soundtrack: I've only ever gotten shelter pets, but I can't save them all so all the ads do is bum me out.
With respect to the OP, people who DO care and WANT to give are already doing it, they don't need anyone to tell them to do it. And those who care and want to give but can't do it becaue they're in dire straits of their own can only be made to feel guilty and more helpless by such a post. Those who *could* be charitable but choose not to aren't going to suddenly start based on something like the OP.
Long post short: the majority of people will only be irritated by that kind of post, for various reasons.
[slowly backs out of the thread]
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