Facebook Post: 2019-08-17T00:24:33

Would you, if the opportunity presented itself, spend $100 to make $1000? You have to spend the money first, but it would make you a thousand back, guaranteed. Seems like a pretty easy choice, doesn’t it? Some people don’t have that opportunity, but it makes sense if you can. Or does it? Some people just don’t see it that way. How about you?

What if you had the opportunity to help 100 families get back on their feet? Maybe with food, or clothing, or a bit of assistance with their rent? And it cost you, say, $60 a year. Not a lot of money by itself, but there are a lot of people working together to help. But 1 out of those hundred families was lying. They don’t need your assistance. Would you still do it, knowing that somebody out there is defrauding you? What do you say now? What if that number were 2, or 3 or even 10?

By Dan Granot

I chose the Shorter Whitman because of his work, "Song of Myself" and because of my self-deprecating sense of humor. I am under no illusion that I can write successful essays or poetry, but I have been known to write them anyway.

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