Generosity from the Heart

Posted on March 5, 2009

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Charity: generous actions or donations to aid the poor, ill, or helpless; benevolent feeling, esp. toward those in need or in disfavor; a charitable act or work; something given to a person or persons in need; alms

Donation: an act or instance of presenting something as a gift, grant, or contribution; a gift, as to a fund; contribution

Generosity:

1. readiness or liberality in giving.
2. freedom from meanness or smallness of mind or character.
3. a generous act: We thanked him for his many generosities.
4. largeness or fullness; amplitude.

Society:

1. an organized group of persons associated together for religious, benevolent, cultural, scientific, political, patriotic, or other purposes.
2. a body of individuals living as members of a community; community.

There simple words. If anyone who reads it and don’t get it by now, you must be a certified dumb-ass or monetary selfish.

Not so long ago….
I received a letter asking for donations from a society. Firstly, the letter they passed to me was addressed wrongly to. That is a big sore, if you’re not sure, they could just asked or double check with someone who knows better! That i can put aside but the fact that only selected people who are chosen were given the letter.

(i shall give you 1 minute to digest that part)

Firstly, i was awe at why i was one of the selected ones; however i there was this feeling of uneasiness,  something is not right. I could not put a finger on what was the uneasiness about because i believe that sometimes we must give the benefit of the doubt until recently, all suspicion were confirm.

The letters were given to selected people who are “orang-orang kaya” (wealthy people), words spat out from the horse itself with no butter coating!

Now if you ask me what’s wrong, one word: UNFAIR! If this matter was weigh upon the justice scale, it will tip to one side.

Who was the idiot who came out with the idea? Who was the bigger idiot who approve the idea?!!
Blinded by money fools.

Donations given cannot be judge by the amount receive, no amount can be too small. For all donations come from the generosity of the giver. Asking for charity is expecting to receive alms from others generosity, it is not targeting the rich for money with expectations there.

The difference of a society or a well known charity organizer organizing a charity fund or raising funds is:

1) Society cannot be bias when asking for donations. What makes you think the poor will not give any donations or the rich to give some donation?

2) Well Known Charity Organizer are professionals (like the one in KennySia- SCCS )have a target to achieve usually they invite well known celebrities to help them raised funds or they specifically send a email or snail mail to ask some well known wealthy figure for donations.

Student body have no right to determined who is to be selected or not selected to ask for donations. By singling out the rich and the poor is an outcry of DISCRIMINATION! Even in primary school or secondary school, no student were even taunted in such manner when there was the Jagathon Card Money Collection.
People under the student body are equals, everyone should get the letter of asking donation from their parents. If i am a somebody working and sort of wealthy and was approached with such letter, i won’t be taking any offences. However, if anyone begs to differ with me please mail the letter to my parents personally and make sure it’s to addressed properly… even if it is done that way i think i turn the letter to shreds!

I’ve the right mind to turn the letter into ashes but let not put the effort of detailed typing into waste…

Generosity of others comes from the heart, no matter big or small amount it all counts!

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