I can't help but roll my eyes whenever I express that I want a better life for myself and someone tries to placate me by telling me that other people have it way, way worse than I do. But there's a clear difference between using that argument to justify why you settled for less than a top shelf life, and because you really care about the less fortunate.
So if I want to be able to have enough money to own my own apartment and buy a new, modest car in cash outright, I don't think I'm asking for that much, and I don't need to hear about how there are people starving who'd love to have a fraction of what I have.
But if you're telling me about kids who are starving, because you actually want to help them and spread awareness of their plight, then you've got my attention. Which is exactly what a community did for this seven-year-old at Monte Cristo Elementary in Edinburg, Texas who wrote a letter to Santa Clause.