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BMJ 2009; 339 doi: (Published 09 December 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b5381

What is Charity?

Charity is sharing some of our good fortune with those who are suffering and
in need. Sadly, some cynical people regard charity as a financial option, tax
deduction, or burden, rather than a moral obligation and opportunity to be
humane. These people conveniently forget that their good fortune is mostly
luck, and that their lives could have been much worse. So let’s count our
blessings, and share some of our blessings with those in need. Charity is a
measure of our humanity.

Competing interests:
None declared

Competing interests: No competing interests

14 January 2010
Hugh Mann
Eagle Rock, MO 65641 USA