Poverty is one of the most important parts of the philanthropist’s worries. Philanthropy is defined as loving human and is similar to words such as donation and charity. As the poverty rate of our nation is increasing, the need for the philanthropists increases also. More and more people are loosing homes and are starving, but most of these people stared at with a look of pity or even disgust. Rather or not people believe themselves to be a philanthropist or not, people seem to have a will to help the people poorer than themselves. But when the health care bill was passed today, some people complain about how much more tax they will have to pay. So many people who has not been getting a proper medical treatment due to the highly costs can now get some treatments cheaper, but some people seem to care more about their money being spent on some other people’s medical needs. When people were giving donations to Haiti, people seemed to all pity the people involved in the terrible disaster and showed how much they cared about those people for a reason that they are human beings just like us. But the poor people are in America are treated differently; some say they do not understand why they have to pay for the people who are sitting on the streets for not try hard and ignoring their opportunity.
First of all, I believe that not all homeless people are lazy, not trying kind of people. Poverty is not caused by the person’s laziness or dumbness; some people are born into the poor situation and are not given an opportunity to even get a proper education. Why would people pity the poor people in Africa and scorn at the poor people in our neighborhood streets? Following the idea of philanthropy, I think they should treat the two different kinds of poor people as the same and show the same amount of love towards them.
Secondly, we should give at least a small amount of what we have to the people starving to death. It is not a required action, but if we think of it in their situation, a small amount from us can be their month worth of food. If we ever end up in a situation like them, if people start to learn how to give to people in need, we would feel so thankful for the generosity of people. But not many people are into the whole donating money to the poor thing, and honestly I am not either. So the health care bill should be a way of helping the people in need unnoticeably for us. A little amount from each one of the people will be helping the people in need of insurance and medical treatments.
The idea of philanthropy should spread so the people will learn how to love each other rather than treating them as a different kind of people who they are not related to in any ways.