Jeff Bezos donated $2 billion to charity last year.
And somehow the keyboard warriors of the internet love to point out the bad.
“It’s for tax purposes…”
Even if it were for tax purposes, does it really matter? Either way he is parting away with money. Those same people saying that Bezos only donates money to avoid taxes are the same people who want a tax deduction. Inherently no one wants to pay taxes… so dumb
“$2 billion is such a small % of his $136 billion. It’s the relative % that matters, not nominal”
Albeit they didn’t use the words relative % and nominal, because most keyboard warriors are seemingly illiterate, it’s this arguement that is so dumb to me. Yes, someone who gives 50% of what they have is considered more generous. That’s a fact. It’s relative. But in the REAL WORLD, no one cares. $2 billion is always going to be better than 50% of $200. You can’t bash Bezos for donating a smaller % of his wealth when the nominal donation FAR exceeds anyone else’s contribution. And Bezos isn’t done… who’s to say he won’t leave most of it to charity when he retires or in his will???
“He didn’t give as much as Bill Gates”
That’s true. But Bezos is trying to grow his company, innovate, and create economic growth for all of America and internationally, while Gates has been doing meaningful philanthropic work internationally and in America for 20 years. Comparing them is apples to oranges. And why are we comparing? So what, Gates donates more than Bezos, do we can discredit Bezos’s $2 BILLION DOLLARS??? Do people not realize that that is freaking 9 zeroes???????
Seriously. I know it’s ironic that I am posting on social media complaining about other people complaining on social media
But in a world of so much fucking turmoil with Trump calling a national emergency to build a wall while North Korea and Iran are international threats and China-US trade war is looming, can we not just pause, and reflect, and APPRECIATE those people who are doing GENUINE good for the world? I don’t think starving kids in Africa care where the money is coming from when their lives are dependent on sanitation and healthy nutrition.
It’s not always black and white.
But seriously, let’s bring more gratitude in our lives.
Let’s go do some good.
Anyone who knows me knows that my ultimate ultimate life goal is to cure poverty and discrimination. I think that’s how I can create more world peace.
Anyways… go out there and donate $2 to a charity
Even if $2 is all you have, or if you’re a multi-millionaire.
Because for those who need charity, $2 is $2, and in a lot of places, $2 can save a life.
Side note: here’s a tip on how to be less stressed. DON’T READ INTERNET COMMENTS. You’ll lose brain cells.