PiXieLoNgStOcKiNg wrote (see)
The Bad Samaritan then. Theres people who 'will' help and DO care for strangers and then theres people who will walk right past and don't give a stuff
That's my point - helping someone who needs help, caring for a stranger when you can actually do something useful, is valuable.
Expressing sadness at the death of a stranger is no use to anyone, won't make anything better, and the family of the deceased won't know about it anyway.
I'm not saying don't do it if that's how you feel, and it makes you feel better. We're all different.
Jeremy Chapman 3 wrote (see)
"People give money to charities for many different reasons: because a particular charity has helped them, or someone they love, in the past and they want to give something back, or cancer charities are looking for a cure, and people feel they might need one one day." Sorry, I don't get this Wilkie. Lots of people give to charities for many other reasons - and they are often a lot less selfish than the reasons you have listed.
As you have quoted me correctly, you'll have noticed that I said "People give money to charities for many different reasons", which strongly suggests more than two.
It's not meant to be an exhaustive list, just a couple of examples of less altruistic reasons that people give to charity.
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