Whether we're talking countries, companies, families or friends, charity really does begin at home...particularly and especially when there is absolutely nothing in it for the giver...including a tax write-off.
That said, anyone who says or does ANY kind of good in ANY fashion is, of course, a wonderful thing...whether they benefit from it or not. We're all just trying to so the best we can. And yes, we should first take care of our "own." But there is no "us" or "them." We're all in this together. We are each other's children...each other's parents...brothers and sisters...and children of the ONE GREAT LIGHT OF HEAVEN
Ultimately, some may say I'm an idealist. And ideally, then, in my opinion, when it comes to Haiti, for example, celebrities need to step up to the plate and get their priorities straight. So many, many people look up to them. Whether they like it or not. It's a fact. And they have the power to change the world.
How truly great a man would Conan O'Brien be if he gave even a million of that 35-45 million to Haiti? In doing so, he'd be more than a TV star. He'd be a true guiding LIGHT.
Indeed, James Cameron would have nothing on him. For Conan would be the real "King of the World."
And that One Great Light of Heaven would shine down on EVERY and EACH of us.