I do NOT want me kids to grow up having little to no empathy for the misfortunes of others like I see here. My kids have college funds and trusts set up so they wont have to worry after graduating, however how to teach them or make them understand what being poor is like eludes me. How do you teach someone the shame of begging for help with an electricity bill or from a church for food? How do you make them understand that no one deserves or wants to be in that situation without them experiencing it first hand?? We volunteer/donate etc but thats always a step away from what its really like to feel that desperation.
I was thinking habitat for humanity after graduation to a different country etc but I still dont know if that would sink it in??
on Mar. 22, 2013 at 5:47 PM