28 Nov '17, 4am

[Mothership] I tried giving people free stuff for three days and this is what I learned

Instead of writing about how and why Singaporeans should give back to society (nobody likes a preachy article), we decided that one of the typical Singaporean writers at Mothership should write about a personal experience. I was tasked to do this. And I am not someone who gives frequently. I do sympathise with those struggling in society but don’t do anything about it. I make excuses and move on with my life. Like many Singaporeans, I regard donation drives with caution. For one, I consciously avoid charity keychain-peddling folks. How privileged. So with my conscience eating away at me, I tried, for three consecutive days, to do something about it. Why three days? Because donating money is a little too detached from those whom I’d like to help. Also, I have a job to keep, so I can’t be running around all day, even if it’s to help others. #reality Story continues below Som...

Full article: https://mothership.sg/2017/11/i-tried-giving-people-free-...

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