I No Longer Give A…
Not publicly. If I donate anything it’s done anonymously.
Why? In my view, it’s not charity if you receive recognition for it. If someone knows it was you, it can easily be made about you.
I know a lot of people do it for tax write-offs. I know a lot of people love to get that receipt from church for that tax write-off. That’s not what tithing is about. But that’s what a lot do it for.
We don’t. Never have, never will. This isn’t a pat on the back for my family or me, and it’s not the point of this writing.
That’s not so bad. It at least casts a positive light on you as a person.
There’s also the fact that, as has happened to me before, they always come back for more.
“Hey, Seegars. You donated x amount of dollars to us last year can we put you down for the same this year? We really appreciate the donation to the cause. Just think how much this will help.”
That’s a loaded request. There’s a guilt trip in there.
Anything I might give, I give from the heart because it’s the right thing for me.
If you give an inch with most charities, they’ll take a mile.
Same with everyday people. Loan someone $20 once, and they’ll probably hit you up again.
The same with governments.
If you give an inch, they’ll never stop coming.
This is what has been on my mind today, and this is where it escapes the very tiny confines of my mind.
That’s it. That’s the post.