It’s Sunday. And as always it’s light reading today. Enjoy your weekend!

A charity organization discovered that within their city live a very rich person who has not donated even a single cent to charity. The person in charge of contributions called him to persuade him to contribute.

“Our research shows that out of a yearly income of at least $500,000, you have never given out a penny to charity. Wouldn’t you like to give back to the community in some way?”

The man mulled this over for a moment and replied, “First, did your research also show that my mother is dying after a long illness, and has medical bills that are several times her annual income?”

Embarrassed, the charity organization rep mumbled, “Um … no.”

The man interrupts, “or that my brother, a disabled veteran, is blind and confined to a wheelchair?”

The stricken rep began to stammer out an apology, but was interrupted again.

“or that my sister’s husband died in a traffic accident,” the man’s voice rising in indignation, “leaving her penniless with three children?!”

The now humiliated rep, completely beaten, said simply, “I had no idea…”

On a roll, the man cut him off once again, “So if I don’t give any money to them, why should I give any to you?”


Lesson learnt

  • Don’t abandon your family just to avoid donating money. That’s just wrong 🙂
  • If family do not help family, who will?
  • It is almost sinful to justify your wrongdoings simply because you had done worse

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  1. 27 Apr 08 9:23 pm

    just read a quote by r0bert Kiy0sak1 in his book, ‘rich dad, poor dad’
    ‘give and u shall receive’

    which is a good quote i think, just one of something that i did take from the whole book.

  2. banji
    28 Apr 08 12:03 am

    DaPocket – That’s a very good book. I heard so much about it 🙂 Come to think about it, it has been established in AlQuran, when we appreciate what we have (by giving it away or donating it), we will be given more from Him 🙂

  3. 28 Apr 08 12:29 am

    “tangan yg memberi lebih baik daripada tangan yang menerima”

  4. 29 Apr 08 2:03 am

    Nurazzah8 – penuh makna 🙂 tapi kdg2 terfikir, kalau takde yg menerima.. takkan ada yg memberi. hmm

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