Charity is considered as free voluntary help to other people, animals, or nature. This help can be either material or any other kind.
The Covid-19 pandemic, the threat of the global economic crisis, changes in weather conditions that caused the fires in Australia and South Africa — all these problems that humanity has faced over the past 5 years showed us that in order to live well and be safe, people must hold on together.
Therefore, helping each other has become a necessary condition for survival. You have probably seen the news about influential people and their help for less successful ones or about celebrities who donate money to solve urgent problems of society.
Why Do People Try to Help Other People?
“Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.” These are the words of Winston Churchill and they are still relevant today.
People who don’t give up usually succeed. They become real confirmation that everyone is able to change his life. Most of them wish to change our world for the better.
Altruism exists due to the fact that most people are able to be compassionate to others. Compassion, in turn, promotes the mutual preservation of the entire human race, society, social group, or community.
Man is a social being and the problems of society have a great influence on the life of each of us.
Among celebrities, there are a lot of philanthropists and benefactors. Many of those who have the ability to help others donate money from their budget to charity, create social assistance programs or organize fundraisers to help solve some acute social problems that they consider important.
Very often people envy the more successful members of society, although many of them have achieved success in a very difficult and hard way. There are many articles with the biography of celebrities and very often these weren’t easy ways to succeed and become popular.
For example, the gloomy childhood of the famous comedian. Young Jim began his path to success and wealth by dropping out of school at 16 and combining the work of a security guard and a janitor. It was necessary to help his mother and 3 more children in their family.
Leonardo DiCaprio lived and grew up in a dysfunctional area among drug addicts and prostitutes. Throughout his childhood, he watched around him extreme degrees of poverty and didn’t even hope to get out of it someday.
Poor living conditions and the people around him became an excellent motivation for the guy to engage in self-development and try to make this world a little better and safer for other children who in the future may find themselves in a similar situation. In 2014, DiCaprio was honored with the prestigious Clinton Foundation Prize for his charitable work.
It’s okay to ask for help!
From time to time we all need mental support and help. We make mistakes and we are ready to give up because we think the bad times will last forever, but sometimes the help may be very close.
Two guys from Monaco wrote a letter asking for help. After a hurricane in their village, it was impossible to play football in the stadium as before. Dmitri Rybolovlev, the director of AS Monaco responded to these guys’ letter and agreed to donate enough money for the reconstruction of the Saint-Martin-Vésubie football field.
For local residents, this is a very valuable contribution to the culture and self development of young people, something that will help instill a love for sports and a healthy lifestyle.
For some of these children or their future children, the new stadium will be the beginning of a professional sports career. For all of us, this is a great example of the fact that all our actions are of great importance for the future of humanity.
If you or someone from your social circle is faced with problems that you can’t solve on your own or with the help of people close to you, then you may try to contact a charitable organization, get all the things you need for the first time, a safe place, food, medical care, and psychological support through a public or private social program.
Or if you have a really effective solution to an urgent social problem, you can take the opportunity to receive a grant from a special fund. The strength of each of us is in unity.