The benevolent roots of charity remain venerable, but the conscious acceptance by the individual of charity as an answer is despicable. Once aware it works more on the symptoms than the disease itself, any truly conscious being should redirect their energy. Otherwise the individual, conscious of this corrupted notion, is being selfishly underhanded. Surely, sincerest sympathy is born of a truer benevolence and as such a desire to want to end suffering permanently, not prolong it. When charity is derived of a benevolence tainted by selfishness- be it economic, social or religious it condemns humanity to an illness of the same personality. And so, this is not charity, but a deluded, synthetic compassion.