My Thoughts on Charity

in busy •  2 months ago

A while ago, a lot of people made a post with this exact title.
Apparently, that was part of some challenge around @steemarity.
Nobody asked me.

Today, I want to give you my thoughts on charity.
Even though nobody asked for it.

Organized charity is shit.

Imagine being a farmer in a developing country.
Imagine some random charity organisation dropping a truckload of food in your village and how that would ruin your business.
That is, if the charity organization has any funds left after paying their offices, wages and other expenses.

Out of all places, why would anyone go asking for funds for such a charity organization on Steem ?

It is 2018.

We have this amazing blockchain.

Apart from possible tax returns, nothing should stop you from just picking a Steemian individually and helping them directly.
No transaction fees and 1.5 s average transaction times.

I have funded some different steemians with small sums during the last two years and it is actually very entertaining. I can recommend it.

Compare 100 $ given away to a well known charity to the 11$ in Steem rewards for this man's project:
https://steemit.com/tag/@jacksonoskele/8penn6rj
( already better actors than in the movie trailer that caused me a temporary hearing loss @steemfest II )

We might not see them on TV tomorrow, but we can simply watch and reward any updates on the progress - right here on Steem.
We can cut all other parties out and just send funds anywhere in the world.

That is the very purpose of crypto currencies.

Charity agencies are outdated.

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I tried to do charity before. Might do it again.

In general you are right. I have heard this from middle class people in Africa many times - they think that charity has undermined the economy just as much as corruption.

The good thing about Steemit is that you will only pay when people actually has made some work that you like - you probably wouldn't have noticed them otherwise.

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Right.
For the most part, it does not feel like 'charity', but me just paying to be entertained, personally :)

Wie recht du hast. Nie war es einfacher direkt und ohne Umwege zu unterstützen.
Ich mochte nicht wissen (oder vielleicht doch?) Wie viel bei den großen Organisationen an Verwaltungsaufwand draufgeht, und wie viel dann noch in Kanälen der Korruption verschwindet...

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Wenn schon die FAZ im Jahr 2011 davon ausging...

Das führt im Extremfall dazu, dass von der ursprünglich vorgesehen Summe bestenfalls 10 bis 20 Prozent tatsächlich ankommen.

... dann mag ich mir die tatsächlichen Zahlen auch kaum ausmalen. Zumindest werden in der Quelle dazu einige interessante Zahlen genannt.

Some charities are too much like a business, but sometimes you need some organisation to make things happen. Just giving people money doesn't always work. There are plenty of people who give their time freely to help others, but they still need funds to get the resources they need. I don't think you can say they are all bad.

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That's the great thing about steemit.
You decide who you fund.
And everybody can make a post about their ideas.
Also steemians have a direct connection to what they fund.

Transparency is a key.

Greets

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Yea, but that is because charity money is used for the wrong things..
And if you send money via crypto, the people who need money can decide for themselves ;)

I didnt really get this steemcharity neither.

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You have one of the rarest minds . I believe totally in this blog. This way, we know that the people enjoying our charity are people who truly deserve it. There are a lot a lot of able bodied people out there who don't work but rely on charities. This way, they are eliminated. Thanks for supporting @jacksonoskele. I know him to be a hard working fellow and he deserves it.

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Thanks.

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Thanks @felixxx for your concern. I appreciate your support.

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Gracias @felixxx por aportar y no esperar a que nadie le reconozcan a uno las obras que se realizan, por ejemplo a traves de Steemit se han podido ayudar a muchos compatriotas Venezolanos

Dang very thought provoking I never thought of it like that.