This is an essay title my English lecturer gave out. Any opinions?
That's the only place it can begin. After all it is impossible to be charitable with other people's money. Only the individual can decide which causes and charities they wish to support. Any sort of enforced charity is little different from theft.
yes. our first responsibility is to ourselves and our own, then if we have the means to help others, we should.
Should charity begin at home?
Well, I guess it would be helpful to determine exactly what you're talking about with regards to charity at home?
Like for instance?
Charity is to give willingly to those who are less fortunate. And, if your family is less fortunate....and you can help them be better than less fortunate, then YES.
The problem stems from an underlying cause of low morality values.
Charity is a moral value, honored by those who have or want to help others. Charity is a selfless act of giving of oneself.
Thanks. All she gave for the essay was the title 'Charity should begin at home' and then I have to decide if I am for or against and make my point. But I just wanted to see what others thought of this saying.
I understood it to mean family but it could also mean countries giving money or aid or whatever to other countries instead of their own etc etc
It is an open topic....can be seen in different ways.
Once true understanding of morality is learned, then charity becomes obvious.
Yeah, it should - in order to be efficient. It may mean family, it may mean street, town, county - depending on your particular situation.
You can also interpert the word "home" to mean "heart" giving a different spin on the statement..."Should charity begin in the heart".
That would take your "argument" one direction or as stated above you can interpert it to mean a lot of other things. I think you'll likely see a huge variations in where the students go with this. Would be fun to hear what happened, hope you'll write a hub about it once everyone has presented their papers.
I don't see why it "should" begin at home as such. Maybe a better way of doing things is to not neglect the charity needed to be done nearby, while applying charity *where it is most needed*.
We are all part of "local networks" (work relationships, family, local community), and so have an obligation to these things, but charity towards those we do not know or have no connection with should not be sacrificed in the place of these things... it should be *alongside* it.
Charity... When I think of the word charity, I think of selfless acts of kindness. In a way, charity DOES begin at home. Teaching your children to respect, share, and love each other can begin the life of a charitable person.
Later on in life, teaching your child to work hard during school fund raisers can also begin the life of a charitable person. Although they themselves are not giving money, teaching them to care about others and do their part to help them will begin the life of a charitable person.
Even children who are in Girl/Boy Scouts will learn to care about and give to others in need.
So yes, charity begins at home.
Yes, but even more it starts with the self and more particularly the parents. Finding one's happiness and place in life greatly depends on their level of charity and how they serve others. When one has made a habit and love of service to others only then can they successfully integrate that into their children through teaching and example. Then the hope is that all involved in this family of service and charity may one day influence others and even local and national governments to do the same.
Yes, it's starts at the foundation - the home.
I think the concept of charity should be taught, but not forced, to children as they are growing up. This can be very helpful.
by Kathryn L Hill 4 years ago
Fortunate: "favored by or involving good luck or fortune; lucky." There is a certain amount of luck involved in survival. In life, we seem to be dealt a deck of cards. Some are more fortunate than others. They are born with many advantages and have it much easier than others. Some are...
by Billy Hicks 6 years ago
There has been a lot of discussion about class warfare, and the wealthy not paying "their fair share",so my question for you, my esteemed fellow Hubbers is this:Assuming that they are complying with all current laws and regulations, and paying what they are required to pay, by law: do the...
by Linda Crampton 6 years ago
What are some good ways to encourage children to help people who are less fortunate than them?How can we encourage children to think about and safely help - even in a small way - other people who are less fortunate than them, such as people who are ill, infirm or lonely, or who are living in...
by Beata Stasak 8 years ago
Are refugees different from us? Does it mean that someone who is lessfortunate is less human?You can see it in every newspaper - ' a game of human pass-the-parcel' . On one side nameless, faceless, desperate refugees trying to enter Western Countries and on the other side, Western Countries ...
by Muhammad Rafiq 3 years ago
What does "Charity Begins at Home" mean?Please explain the meaning of "Charity begins at home."
by Grace Marguerite Williams 15 months ago
Do you contend that poor people in America are ENTITLED, want others to support them, & give themservices which they believe are rights such as housing, food, medical care, college education,& related services? Why? Why not?
|HubPages Device ID|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Google Analytics|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel|
|Google Hosted Libraries|
|Google AdSense Host API|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels|
|Author Google Analytics|
|Amazon Tracking Pixel|