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Re: About the Gates/Mixed Emotions


Date: Sun Feb 13 2005 - 10:22:22 PST

In a message dated 2/13/2005 7:54:29 A.M. Eastern Standard Time, writes:

With so many illnesses for yet we are to find cures, and so many hungry
children in the world, a part of me wonders if, in this day and age, the money
spent on this exhibition isn't frivolous and wasteful.
How do you feel about this?
Susan on Long Island

I can see what you mean, But in a large way entertainment has replaced
philanthropic ideas and efforts. I believe we as individuals have a grave and
urgent responsibility to channel
those around us toward giving and benevolent acts. Similar to what is being
done for the Tsunami victims, public influence has a lot to do with it. Can
you imagine the impact on research to find cures, alleviate poverty, hunger and
find homes for the homeless that could be found if we weren't so prone to
at only ourselves and our enjoyment?
Patti in Fl.