Being A Philanthropist
by Juliana2 on September 16, 2015 - 4:30pm
To be a philanthropist, means to give some of your money to people who are less fortunate than you during their life time, people who have been less lucky during their up-bringing. Coming from someone who grew up in a very poor country, I would have loved to have any international aid to make my life and the ones of my family easier.
According to the Amsterdam Declaration of 2002, being a humanist means being ethical which from my point of view also means being a philanthropist. Giving your time, effort and money in order to better the life’s of those less fortunate. For example the “Bill and Melinda foundation” help achieve the goals that many people put on themselves to help others.
Personally I make it my life goal to always help those in need, like giving to charity or sending money to the family I left in my native country. Many humanist from the BHA (British Humanist Association) will participate in at least 6 charities. Some people might think that giving a little money will have no effect on suppressing malnutrition, diseases, etc. But if we all give we might be able to completely eradicate those curses.
Let’s take example on Deanie and Mario Moutons (Howard Katz) who are a couple that are raising their two children to become humanist philanthropists. Proof that you can never be too young or too old to begin helping someone you do not know but who might eternally grateful to you.