If you had 10 million Euros, how would you spend it? Nearly everybody must have a wish-list of things they would do, if they had to fizzle away 10 million Euros, 8 million UK pounds, millions of US dollars. Regardless of your preferred currency: if you could spend such an amount of money without feeling the pinch, what would you do?
How about throwing a few parties for friends? What about getting them to stay in luxurious hotels? Of course you also organise a reception and finally: a big fat wedding – in Venice. You do not forget to sell your official wedding snaps to gossip magazines and make sure everybody hears the proceeds will – reputedly – go to charity (stress: reputedly). Oh – and you make sure “unofficial” pics are taken by papperazzi, whom you profess to hate and abhor deeply, while boarding a boat called “Amore”. At least, this is what according to many papers, George Clooney and Amal Alammudin did.
And all that going on, while in Syria people are beheaded, flee to save their lives, die while trying to reach the relative safety of camps which can hardly cope with the influx of new refugees. Or with people in certain African countries dying from Ebola, while those that try to diminish the suffering are begging for funds and help to contain and combat the disease. While humanitarian organisations like the Red Cross ask for more donations as they are stretched to the limit and need more funds to help and support people throughout the world.
Mind: these are just a few current causes which can do with an injection of roughly 10 million Euros, or 8 million UK pounds, or millions of your preferred currency.
I suspect the majority of humans do not prefer to squander about 2 to 3 million Euros or 2 million UK pounds a day on parties, receptions, speed boats, hotels. They and I would actually prefer to hand over the money – or at least a large amount of it – to charities helping fellow human beings, animals, the earth – and without needing to advertise it.