It's a polarizing topic, but one I've been thinking a lot in the last few weeks. If you see someone in need a few feet away on the street it's obviously wrong to just walk away. But at what distance is it alright to just mind your own business and not help? Is it 100 feet, 1000 feet, 10 miles, or 1000 miles? Let's not kid ourselves, the world we live in is really, really ****ed up. Not everything is bad, but there's a lot of stuff going on that's frankly inacceptable if we're honest to ourselves. It starts with destruction of the environment and ends with small children that have to fight wars and prostitute themselves for a few dollars. Those things happen thousands of times, every single day. We know it happens but yet most of us don't really do anything about it. Sure, we (I include myself) have their own problems, but even when we have time and money to spare we mostly think about what to buy next, where we could spend holidays, and so on. Is there any justification to buy a flatscreen instead of (for example) supporting a project against child-prostitution in brasil? Are we obligated to help as long as we can keep a decent living standard, or should we just not give a ****?