philanthropy is such a basically human gesture but i think it got lost somewhere in stories of people who do it to steal(greed) or social climbers(self aggrandizement), causing compassion fatigue. perhaps within a capitalistic system(im from usa), philanthropy becomes awkward. it is not as often your hands and your work, but your money that is going elsewhere, who knows where it will go but one thing for sure is that it is going away from you. and that is all we know of, we cant trust because everything and everyone is too far away. that makes me sad - why people won;t donate - but all the problems are so far away, it can be hard to relate or feel what they are feeling.