Last Friday I wrote a post about how we can always be helping others who may need a little assistance. I also gave a little primer on some things that you shouldn’t say.
One of my “don’t’s” really hit a chord with some people, so I decided today that I would ask the following question:
Is it selfish to think of the needs of your family, even if there is suffering going on in other places?
Many people stated that they have seen people complaining about the high cost of things and inflation be tagged by others as “lacking empathy” and are told “you know, you could be in Ukraine, so be thankful for that”.
Is there a problem with worrying about providing for yourself or your family? Do you lack empathy if you don’t think you can pay for a necessity because the price of gas has gone up astronomically?
Should you criticize someone because they are worried about their finances because that is small in comparison to problems in the rest of the world?
Should you criticize anyone for complaining about something that effects them directly and perhaps harshly?
For further thought- I volunteer with an organization that provides meals for those too ill to cook for themselves. The rise in gas prices will directly affect their ability to provide meals. They may be forced to not take on anyone new, or reduce the people they provide for…just saying…