Internal Struggle

Haiti was hit by a 7.0 earthquake yesterday, the largest earthquake in 200 years. Thousands are presumed to be dead. This event (and many others) make me reflect on my actions and on my potential actions. I know I can help by donating some money, but at the same time, it is difficult for me to reconcile that urge with the urge to be selfish, especially when I'm unemployed.

Furthermore, I am afraid of going down that slippery slope. Why not donate more? And why stop at the Haitian earthquake? I understand and accept that I will not be able to fight most problems, and in order to prevent myself from being emotionally distraught, I decided to focus on one issue and to largely ignore others. Whether or not this is a justification for my lack of action I do not know, but my initial feeling is that it is not.