Originally Posted by Kroeran
If you feel compelled to do something, do something for one of your neighbours or family who are in trouble...let the rest of the planet take care of itself.
My sentiments too. The world is a pretty stupid place, but it is very likely to outlast me, so party on while the party (and one's own life) lasts.
I do have a few very personal charities. I buy Real Change newspaper from a woman who had a whole lot of bad luck but is uncomplaining and strong, and from a guy who is very entertaining and upbeat. He apparently sees me as a fellow pobre so he is all the time telling me places to see cheap movies, ways to show a lady a good time on a small dime, etc.
My goal in life is to be good to the people who are my family, and/or are good or entertaining to me. For others I want to have love, but also distance.