Your statement about non-judging says it all. I try to be non-judgemental as well. However, I cannot get around it, reacting to this post. So let me comment as honestly as I can.
I think many of these people are using giving as a PR-instrument. And they feel good about themselves doing it. They believe in their very good hearts. And they have them, I’m sure.
What I like about your story is the tone. It’s not a fight. In my experience fighting gives resistance, inspiration gives flow. So I’m glad you bring an important message like this in a factual and inspirational tone. Applause!
But don’t forget, we all do the same. Maybe smaller, but we always gain something by our actions. If we now stay home, we gain the feeling of being a ‘good’ person.
Or if we write about post-corona sustainability, as I do. I feel good about my marketing for Gaia and regenerative practices and I love being part of my diverse changemakers' networks. It makes my life happy and fun. So that’s my gain.
I really don’t know. We live in a world where money has become God. And I’m glad for myself that I see all the other values as well (love, health, food, breath etc.) and act upon them.
We live in a world in transition. So after this comment is finished, I do go back to TRYING to be non-judgmental. Everyone has a different outlook on life and that’s okay…