Donated to one of a number of charitable agencies, that money could mean the difference between life and death for children in need. At what point can you stop?
In conclusion, although Singer does have a good meaning behind his essay, he fails to persuade his audience by being too demanding. Although Singer does mean well and wants to make a difference for those whose lives are at risk, his solution to is too demanding for everyday people and his authoritative deliverance in not very persuasive.
Would you have given the boy any of the spare change in the side of your car door. Then, if we value the life of a child more than going to fancy restaurants, the next time we dine out we will know that we could have done something better with our money. But then he reminds us that we, too, have opportunities to save the lives of children.
For instance, one cannot buy a pair of shoes that they insist are cute and must have, or one cannot buy rims for their car only because it will make their car look cool.
Two quotes in particular cause the strength of Singer's argument to weaken. The lack of overseas help to this impoverished region was probably what triggered Peter Singer to write the article Famine, Affluence and Morality, wherein he claims that world hunger and famine can be prevented and possibly eradicated if everyone in the wealthy nations did their bit to help the sufferers monetarily.