What is “unusually”? To me “unusually” is when you see something that you haven’t seen before. Some examples of unusual things might be a new car, a house, a city, a friend, or a pair of shoes.
There is nothing unusual about a new car, house, city, friend, or shoes. These things, however, are uncommon.
I thought I knew what unusual meant. I mean, I know that the whole concept of uniqueness is what makes a thing “unusual.” But I also know that this is far from the case. For example, people who call me because they want something I can’t have, what’s the point? I don’t care what they want. And I’m not going to be friends with them.
We all want something that we cannot have at an individual, personal level. And the same goes for the things we want to do at a collective level. For example, when I make a comment about how people who call me and ask for a favor I can’t do, I’m not being arrogant. I’m just being realistic. Most people have a different perspective on what is and isnt an “unusual” action. And for that, I am grateful.
What I think a person is doing “uncommonly” is something that is out of the norm. I don’t think I’ve ever met a person who isn’t aware that they are doing something that’s different. And in this case, I think it’s because they aren’t aware of the difference. If they were, they would know that they are giving a “donation” to a charity.
Usually, we think of actions as unusual because they are unexpected, but that doesn’t mean we don’t understand how it is that they are happening. People who are aware of the difference between donating and buying a car are able to determine whether or not they are donating based on how they feel. They are able to distinguish between the two because they are aware of the difference. The same is true for how many people are aware that they are buying a new computer.
The problem however is that the definition of “unusual” can be subjective. I think its easy to give donations to charities because its a simple choice. A person who doesnt give money to charity because they dont feel they are supporting an institution that is important to them, doesnt have the same awareness of the difference between donation and buying a car as the person who doesnt give a good portion of their paycheck to charity because they dont feel it is a worthy cause.
The fact is that your attitude about what constitutes to charity can be a major factor in whether you give to it or not. There are those who give money because they feel it is the right thing to do, but there are others who give money because they feel that they are being selfless. The difference between these two people is that the first thinks that they should give to the institution they feel is important to them, whereas the second thinks that the person who is giving the money is selfless.
The difference between these two people is that the first thinks that they should give to the institution they feel is important to them, whereas the second thinks that the person who is giving the money is selfless.
What makes the second type of self-less giving different than the first? The second type of self-less giving doesn’t think that they are being selfless. In fact, they believe that they are the ones being selfless. For example, one philanthropist (in this case a single mother) believed that the other charity was more selfless, and the first (the single mother) thought that she was being selfless.