One philosopher, Peter Singer, proposed a scenario where a child is drowning in a fountain, and you are passing by on the way to work in fancy clothes. He made the argument that, just as one is morally obligated to save the child despite ruining their clothes, one is obligated to give to charity despite the possible inconvenience. However, if this is true, many of us are doing something evil!
So what are your thoughts?
Most Helpful Girl
I don’t feel like anyone is obligated to give to charity. I feel like you should do it because you want to do it and because it’s something that makes you feel good regardless of your financial state. I have debt and give to St Jude every time I can. It’s just something I personally love to do.