Some of your Allowance must go to charity?!

United States
February 14, 2016 9:11pm CST
I heard this on an ad. Grown children of a candidate said that a percentage of their allowance Had to go to charity. Really? Then it isn't really their money. I would resent that soo much. It is different to give out of the goodness of your heart but if you are forced, that is robbery in my eyes. 'm so glad my mom ave me All of my allowance and yet brought me up well enough to think of others. Now hat I make my own money I do give what I can. But I'm not forced. Your thoughts.
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@FourWalls (12506)
• United States
15 Feb 16
I agree. When I was in college (I went to a Catholic university), one class gave us the option of doing community service or writing papers. As I fancy myself a writer and was still working full-time at the time and didn't have time to do community service, I chose the latter. It's much different when "volunteer work" is mandated in order to get a grade or to graduate. It's not "volunteering" then. I will go you one further: the notion that forcing someone to be charitable as a child may backfire in adulthood. If a child is "ordered" to give money to a "charity" and grows up to discover that the charity was a scam (and many of them are, giving more money to themselves for "operating expenses" than to the people they're supposedly helping) then it leaves a deep wound that may never be rectified.
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• United States
15 Feb 16
I go even further. Forced work without pay is slavery! I agree this type of thing will backfire. Giving your time to something Must come from the heart, not by force. That way you keep it going. I guess once a child like this reaches 18 or makes their own money the Last thing they will do is give to a charity.
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