So wake up and notice already
Here’s an interesting study: The poor give a larger percentage of their income than the rich. Aside from the fact that the math of the thing means they give less in numbers than the rich, we are nevertheless talking about the widow’s mite.
So what did the study find? That people give when they notice a need, and if you make people aware of the need, they are more likely to give. In other words, the poor live with poverty and need around them, so they see it. Wisteria Lane doesn’t have too many people in dire need of charity, so they are less likely to see it.
As I see it, we are therefore morally required to do what we must to remind ourselves to give. Get out of your shell. Stop comparing yourself to only those in your immediate sphere and make friends in other income brackets. Volunteer.
And open your eyes.