Charitable Giving

Charitable giving refers to the act of giving money, goods or time to those in need. 

Arguments in favor of Arguments opposing
The giver gives to those in need.
It helps to make the giver feel giving and caring. It may prevent the giver from further thought and resolution of the real underlying problems.
The one in need receives help.
It helps the needy to temporarily satisfy their needs. It may prevent the needy from real effort and resolution of the real underlying issues.

Competing Views...

Martin Luther King, Jr.: "Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.", The Words of Martin Luther King, Jr. by Coretta Scott King, Second Edition (2011), [URL]

Invite your friends to join this conversation!