Why is charity important? In a truly meritocratic society, there will be no role for any charity. Each and every person will be assigned the role on the basis of his or her merit. If the individual enjoys high merit, he or she will enjoy better resources and facilities. Low merit means low benefits and that is how the society will work. Well, this approach presumes a few important things. Firstly, each and every individual will be given equal opportunity to improve his or her skills. Secondly, there will be no role of any emotion in decision-making process. There would be no contacts or no nepotism to unfairly propel an individual over the other. Well, we all know that it is impossible for human society to function in such a scientific and meritocratic manner. This means that there always will be instances where individuals rise beyond their capability simply because they have had a head start. In such a scenario, charity is very important to correct the imbalance. The excess money that a person has earned because of the unfair advantage should be balanced by offering the money without getting anything in return.
Charity is not a new concept. It has been a part of our society since ancient times. Economic disparities have been an essential part of human civilization. There always has been the tendency to achieve equitable distribution of wealth. Of course, charity is not the best possible option because it gives people something in exchange of nothing. That is always a bad thing in the long run. However, there is no denying that charity enables the social fabric to stick together despite the fact that there are many injustices in society.
Charity has been recommended by religion and spirituality. It is considered essential to retain humility and modesty. Hence, each and every person should be open to the idea of charity