Individuals and countries cannot help everyone who needs help in the world, so they should only be concerned about their own communities and countries. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Some people opine that we cannot help everyone in the world and it would be better if we help the needy in our own communities and country. I disagree wholly with the first part of the statement that individuals and countries cannot help everyone who needs help in the world. I believe that in today’s era of globalization there are many national and international organizations through which we can extend a helping hand to anyone in any corner of the world. However, I do agree that we should help our own communities and country’s people first if they need help.
If one’s own country is developing or under-developed and the people around need help then priority should be given to help those around you first. There are many advantages of direct help. Firstly, a person remains directly in touch with the needy. You can see how your money is being used. There are no mediators and so there are no chances of corruption. It has been well said that charity begins at home. Naturally, if you help those around you, the people in your locality love and respect you and you enjoy a better status in life.
If one belongs to a prosperous country where even the poorest of the poor has all the basic amenities of life then it would be commendable to help through national and international organizations. You can work on a larger platform and provide help for global issues. A larger platform is a must if you have a lot to offer in charity. Help activities can be better spread through a larger network. You feel part of a global village. Help need not be always in the form of money. It can be in the form of services also. For example, if you are a doctor, you can provide medical aid and if you are a teacher, you can volunteer to teach in the under-developed nations.
In conclusion, I believe that, it is human nature to help those who need it. If your own country’s people need help then they should be helped first. Otherwise it is good to help people in other parts of the world.