mamuta wrote:...the best way is not to give a fish, but give a fishing-rod, isn't it?
That's what I always say (it's a Chinese proverb, right?
) Giving is not enough, because what you give will end eventually. We should help the poor in other ways. Governments should play a central role here. But as always they are more interested in their own benefit.
Dearest Dixie, I'm one with you. Someone has to teach the poor to live (this is the meaning of giving a fishing rod), so that they won't feel hungry for the rest of their lives. But, because of the diversification of opinions, others don't perceive this as lessons to be learned and applied. Others will think of this approach (teach and learn to live) as selfishness, (partly because of some belief that emerged within each individual as he/she goes on with his/her life). There are some who doesn't care about the future at all, they only think of the present (sometimes the circumstances just don't allow them to think of their future).
Anyway, (I'm already far from the topic about the righteousness of Robin Hood) going back to the topic, we are all in constant search for truth... we really don't know who's correct. Under the law of man, it's a crime.
For the time being we may be lost, but I'm quite sure we'll all find the truth later on. And whatever truth we are nurturing within us at present, just don't forget one ingredient, sincerity