With all due respect my dear fellow DPer..but you are as depressing as hell itself. No one is asking anyone to feel smug about one's life or achievements. Au contraire what are you doing that is do-able to assist others in a less fortunate plight? You are going to make yourself ill with this Jesus complex that includes worrying about everyone everywhere in the world whether they want your concern or not. My main point is that we assume that those who have less are needy. We have become such consumers that we have lost social graces,social contact, sense of charity, sense of family ..I could go on and on. Yet we deign to tell others who have less "stuff" that they should become as decadent and useless as Western Society has become...Only you want to attach skin color to it too. Somehow this just doesn't seem like progress or constructive living.