This topic has been on my mind lately and I am curious as to what others thoughts are on this subject.
I believe it's nice to give back when an opportunity presents itself. I think that "One act of random kindness at a time" is a great place to start.
What I don't like is the attempt to guilt me into giving. Awareness is fine, but getting right in someones face and pressuring them to do something they either don't feel comfortable doing, can't afford to do or just don't support the cause is unacceptable in my book.
I also don't want any glory in my giving. I gave or helped out because I wanted to. I also prefer to help those who are at least attempting to help themselves.
I have a neighbor who is on WIC and I they really don't need it. Her former boss offered her the opportunity to have her old job back and this time she could do it from home part time and still earn $35,000 a year. I told her that was awesome and to go for it! It would give her a sense of accomplishment ,break for at least a few hours a day from her triplets and they could certainly use the extra money! And since the women from her Church come every day to help out with the triplets, she wouldn't have to pay much for childcare.
Well she declined the offer and things are still very tight financially for them which has put even more of a strain on their already stressful household.
In conclusion I don't think caring is creepy, but how much is too much?