I was very curious as to what the Drowning Child was going to be about. It made sense in the end, and got me to really think about how we as a society spend our money. Everyone spends money on things that are valuable to them. Having a job to earn money is laborious, so the resources we obtain with that money have to be worth our time and effort. The fact that we don’t spend money to help others is very alarming. As one of the richest countries on the planet, we have the potential to be the nation with the largest generosity. That title falls to Myanmar according to the World Giving Index . The United States ranks fifth, while Myanmar is only classified as a middle income country.
The government tries to encourage people to donate and help others by giving people deductibles on their taxes. The speaker in the video brought up an interesting idea. At what point is our money not ours to use? We should money to help others. This video has challenged me in the way I think about generosity and giving. When society finally decides it wants to help everyone and not just themselves, then the world will be a better place.