Philanthropy is the desire to promote the welfare of others, typically in the form of monetary gifts and donations.
Why It's Important
Yesterday was Giving Tuesday! If you don't know what that is, it is a national holiday the Tuesday after Thanksgiving to promote giving back to the community. Thanksgiving is typically enjoyed with families and friends eating until your heart is content. Black Friday is usually spent spending (see what I did there) until your heart is content. Now, it is time to give until your heart is content!
I want to stress the importance of making sure you give back to your community. But, giving doesn't always have to be monetary (money). You can give time, skills, ideas, etc. Even though I don't have a lot of money to spend, I consider myself very philanthropic. I donate a lot of time to causes and initiatives that I am passionate about. The exciting thing is what you give out comes back tenfold in many cases. Not having money is not an excuse!
Get out there and be a philanthropist! The world is waiting for you!