Thursday, September 01, 2005
Am I hypocritical or just selfish?
Am I a hypocrite for giving 5 times as much to hurricane relief as I did to tsunami relief? Or am I just serving my own interests by giving more to the disaster that affects me more personally? I can rationalize that I have more disposable income now than I did in January and that this seems shocking because these people had fairly comparable standards of living last week and that this is my country. But I also remember how many more people were affected by the tsunami and how poor they were to start with. Either way, I don't feel good about my charitable giving right now.