Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Reasons to Donate Money for Poor Children

People believe that hunger and poverty exist only in developing and under developed nations. However, this is not true. There is still a lot of poverty in developed countries like the US, UK, France, etc. A lot of children in the developed nations do not get sufficient food to eat, proper clothing, health care services and education.

Why is it necessary to donate money for poor children?

• Poor parents or No parents - One of the reasons why one must donate money for poor children is because their parents cannot afford to provide them a decent living and upbringing. Also there may be some children who do not have parents to look after them and take care of them. While there may be orphanages to look after them, however, even the orphanages rely on help from government institutions or the public for funds to raise these children.

• Stop Child Abuse - One of the major reasons for child abuse is poverty. There are incidences wherein parents are unable to meet their and the family's needs. In such cases the parents may sell off their children. These children may then be a victim of different forms of abuse namely physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse or neglect.

• Educate and empower - Every child has the right to education but many children are deprived of it because either their parents cannot afford to send them to school or even if there are government schools that provide free education the children are made to work by their parents. Donating funds may not be the only solution to this however it is still very necessary as the same funds can be utilized as a cash scholarship or reward that is given to students on completion of their education. The parents would also encourage their children in such cases as they would know that the children can earn while they learn.

• Self dependent - An educated child will be able to take informed decisions and can build a career that will make him self-dependent once he grows up. And who knows if the same children who got help in their childhood later go on to help several children like themselves.

• Control the crime rate - Children who are deprived today and do not have the necessary education may get indulged in activities that are illegal. Helping these children to channelize their energy to grow to become good citizens is everybody's responsibility. This would not only help the children but would also help the society by lowering the possibilities of these children indulging in illegal activities.

• Eradicate Poverty - As mentioned earlier also poverty is the cause behind a lot of social evils. By donating money for poor children one can help eradicate poverty and minimize social evils to quite some extent.

If you are looking forward to contribute towards child welfare then there are a lot of options available. Right from donating funds to opting as a volunteer. You may research about the same on the Internet and choose the way you would want to contribute to it.
Leo Maxi

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Why Morality Matters

he path towards destruction is slow. It starts with a slight, a twist of the tongue, a false accusation.

The benefit of the doubt is forgotten. The rules of civilized conduct are broken. Other times, it is just plain unjust.

There are, of course, different levels of offences. A breach of trust is the most grievous. A breach of trust goes deep into the soul and leaves a scar on one's heart as it passes through. The scar remains and serves as a frequent reminder.


Trust is a fragile emotion that does not recover easily or quickly. It usually stings in the beginning; only developing into a scar after many years of use. The infraction may come from a single-source or from a collection of minor incidents throughout the years. A broken heart, for me, does not necessarily represent the anguish over a lost lover. Instead, it represents some of the deepest assaults to my personhood. It was those words or that deed that my mind had difficulty processing due to the magnitude or depth of the incident. I had to re-experience it mentally in order to assemble some amount of reason or logic to what I considered a moral outrage.

Moral Affronts

In response to moral affronts, I learned how to retreat into my soul to give my mind a rest. I tried to get in touch with myself in order to rejuvenate my senses. I learned how to mentally retreat into the depths of my psyche to cleanse my soul from the pain and anguish that had accumulated. It is similar to meditation. I used this time to reflect and re-evaluate my moral code and, further, tried to determine if I was still "good with God." In other words, I assessed my personal conduct, reaffirmed my personal standards and tried to relocate my self-worth. It might even be described as a cleansing of one's conscience which can only be performed through deep, thorough analysis of one's own behaviors and thoughts. I would not clear my thoughts or defragment my mind without first conducting a full analysis of my thoughts and feelings on the subject. I wanted to know what I thought. The question I typically wanted answered was: Why?

Logic versus Emotion

I tried logic in an attempt to define the problem that was currently bothering me. During one moment "psychological assault" seemed to best way to describe the emotional impact certain relationships, brief encounters or specific events had on me and my life. The depth, longevity and severity of the grievance to my personhood took longer to analyze. I can get over a divorce. I can get over losing a boyfriend. I can find another job. Getting over an abuse to my soul is much more complicated. My heart might mend, but my soul requires proper maintenance to self-heal. Self-dialogue seems beneficial. Prayers help also. Screaming was therapeutic. I knew I had progressed from one stage of the grieving process to another when I realized that I had stopped chanting and had reverted to speaking in full sentences. I wrote poetry until my words quit rhyming. My vocabulary expanded to include profanity. It was progress. It reflected change. I was encouraged.

I over-analyzed it. I compared this relationship to that relationship and wondered what my girlfriends might think. I looked at the situation from beginning to end. I questioned every moment since the day I had met him or her or that person. I intentionally recalled every conversation we ever had just to verify that I had not done or said anything that might hurt someone's feelings. I often sat myself down in a virtual think-tank to intentionally and willfully --- work through it - thought by thought - moment by moment.

I asked for my Judgment Day. I asked for an audience with God. I wanted answers. I wanted explanations. I understood the concept of free will, but come on? I can only be responsible for my behavior; I cannot control the actions of others. I can even acknowledge that how I respond or react is also my responsibility, but at what point is enough - enough? At what point will my inalienable rights be protected?

Honesty and Honor

In summary, an honest man speaks his mind and closes the door on his way out. He settles his business faithfully and honestly. He upholds his family and citizenship. To do otherwise, is an affront to God, an insult to others and, furthermore, as a member of the human race -- an unspoken, yet understood social, if not legal, obligation to man and mankind. The practice of good will towards others is a fundamental obligation to God and the universe. It is part of the contract to be a member of the human race. It is part of the contract to be a member of society, and it is certainly a part of the contract in a marriage or other legally binding relationship. Most importantly, it is an obligation to oneself to be morally just.

It was a long think.

Merlene is a student, writer, indie author, New Age journalist and investigative researcher. She writes articles for specialized magazines with focus on psychology, crime, criminology, technology, sociology, relationships, religion, society, politics, ethics and more. Visit http://merlenesmemos.wordpress.com

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Avaricious Acquisition

I pretty much have everything I need to make my life happy and enjoyable. My husband is loving and good-natured, my children have found good partners and job satisfaction, my grandchildren reflect sheer delight, and my extended family appears well adjusted and pleased with each passing day. I have a cozy home, great friends, and wonderfully devoted pets. My health is excellent. My ten mile run this morning attests to that as do my doctor and dentist records. Mind enrichment activities fill my days. I select food wisely, with well being in mind, and I laugh load and long and clear. The sun shines upon my shoulders with warmth as it protects and comforts me. This truly is the life. What more do I need or want?

That is where the situation of avaricious acquisitions comes into play. You know those folks who are never satisfied. They purchase a new, fancy SUV and then moan as they covet the neighbor's new, slightly more fancy sedan. They spend a week in Tahiti basking in luxury only to discover that distant cousins took a similar trip only they stayed longer, spent more, and apparently had double the lavishness and triple the thrill. Their reams of photos, videos, and souvenirs confirm this ad nauseum. Who could imagine anything so fantastically fantastic?

Those who are avaricious need little but want all. Their greed supersedes intelligent buying and smart decisions. Their insatiable desires lead them to stomp out the life and souls of others while accumulation satisfies their thirst for a little while. Sometimes these rapacious individuals share. You might receive an invitation to the garden party or to the opera, but most often these are accompanied by caveats of return favors, like front row seats at a football game or dining preference at an elegant restaurant. And even when it seems that there are no strings attached a seedy residue gathers in your mouth as you wonder why you are here, what you are supposed to do, and how you are supposed to act. Should you speak or remain silent; offer an opinion or nod in agreement; chatter and chat or simply exchange pleasantries? As a duck out of water, a whale on the beach, what are you to do?

There are also invitees ecstatic with the opportunity to meet, greet, and potentially move up to the "East Side", so to speak. While these people are not usually deeply entrenched in avaricious acquisition, they'll seize the chance to do so. No price is too high, no deed is too disdainful if it means moving into the realm of the chosen few. Grasping at fate with hopes of grabbing the brass ring causes some to lose all sense of balance, goodness, and responsible behavior. Being respected by the new circle might appear a pleasant prospect, but just being a tiny part of it is far more valuable at the moment. In fact inclusion is invaluable, unique and precious, irreplaceable and vital. Lasting power is a non-consideration.

But to where does this all lead? To happiness and contentment? To a better, more stable and secure existence? The answer resounds, "Probably not." And so I have to wonder, why is there all the fuss? I do like things: new clothes and shoes, fresh carpet, lovely furniture, and smooth driving transportation. But I prefer to work and earn them while keeping my soul close to my heart and my honesty untouched by corrupt and immoral hands. It makes me happy to reflect on a life of peace and serenity with no big worries about debts incurred.

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