I guess only a hermit would not know that Christchurch NZ ha suffered a devastating earthquake.
We are literally being bombarded with stories of people trying to help in a thousand different ways to help the people of Chch, often at great personal sacrifice. There are thousands of altruistic individuals doing what they can... even if just on a one on one level.
For those of us watching and wishing we could help, there is the realization that we can, but if only we could sacrifice. We give money, but feel there is more we could do... and feel inadequate.
On the other hand, there are those who take advantage and profiteer, take advantage, even loot and burgle.
I don't get this; what is the difference on people that causes these differences in attitude?