cooran wrote:Interesting, Kym.
Who came up with this and what research supports it?
Kim O'Hara wrote:Why did I call our ignorance and forgetfulness on this issue a "problem"?
Simply because we so often forget that, truly, we can afford to give more generously to those less fortunate than ourselves.
SDC wrote:First World Problems
For even more perspective.
Digity wrote:What percentage of your yearly income do you think should be put towards charitable needs? I'm sometimes hesitant about giving money, even though I make a good salary, because I live on my own and have to pay a mortgage. If I lose my job, etc. then I don't have a second income. However, I would like to be charitable and I am at times..I just have trouble figuring out the right amount/balance.
That makes you the 1,440,774,310th richest person on earth.
David N. Snyder wrote:m0rl0ck wrote:That makes you the 1,440,774,310th richest person on earth.
If everybody lived like i did there would be alot fewer problems in the world.
That's in the top 31% richest in the world -- bourgeois
corrine wrote:I was raised that ten per cent was for caring (actual charity) and ten per cent was for sharing (that is, giving to and helping friends and/or family who may be in need).
My father taught me to live way below my means, whatever that happened to be, to save for whatever happens in the future and to share whatever I am fortunate enough to be given. I try. I do not always succeed. I am frequently told I am a fool to share what I have. Maybe. But I was told, and I believe, that sharing doubles joy and halves sorrow.
But then, living where I do makes it easy because, really, we all here have much more than we need and we waste a great deal. I think that sometimes those of us to whom much has been given, take it all for granted. We think in terms of being able to afford a newer, bigger television or a fancier phone, and not about finding money just to put food on our tables. It is all about perspective. I think sometimes the more we have the more we seem to require to make us feel comfortable.
If you listen to the nation's political leaders the 'hard-working families of Australia' are 'doing it tough'.
Prime Minister Julia Gillard has repeatedly promised to "support modern families with the stresses and strains of everyday life".
While last week Opposition Leader Tony Abbott pledged to "help the forgotten families of Australia with cost of living pressures".
It's a simple election pitch: almost everyone wants more financial help and opinion polls show cost of living is again a key concern in marginal electorates in the major cities.
But should it be?
"I would regard Australians as never having it so good," says Commsec chief economist Craig James.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-04-24/j ... ng/4647786
James the Giant wrote:I guess it's all relative.
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