Argumentative Essay On Empathy

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In my recent travels to Tijuana, Mexico, my daughter said: “Daddy, why are there so many kids asking for money?” At that moment of time, I had no answer to give her. Finally, I told her that Mexico is a country that lacks support for its indigenous people. That the government of Mexico does a poor job in taking care of its people in need. She responded by saying “our country gives a lot of free food to kids.” I then told her that a lot of countries in this world have the same issue. At that moment her facial expression turned somber. I can only imagine she used empathy be to put herself in the same situation as the kids asking for money. She proceeded to ask if there was anything she could do to help. If we truly want to make the world a better place for poor and homeless kids, we will need to utilize empathy in our lives. Start caring more, donate money, and volunteer to charities and global organizations. Empathy, what does it really mean? Merriam-Webster Dictionary states “Empathy is the action of understanding, being aware of,…show more content…
In the article “The Singer Solution to World Poverty” by Peter Singer advocates for Americans to donate more to charities to help world poverty. That we are not giving enough. The issue we encounter is we do not see these poor kids in other countries at a personal level. They are just a picture on a website. Thus, we are not able to put ourselves in their shoes. Without that empathy connection, we will not see the need to give. Peter Singer believes Americans have plenty to give. That we should be donating one-fifth of our salaries to the charity organization. Yet, many of us don’t. All it would take to donate is a change our lifestyle spending habits. Only buying things we need to survive, and not purchasing items we can live without. Like, the new tv Dora wanted in his

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