|It is assumed that...
If you give to a children's charity, then you care about children.
think we can all accept this statement as being true, at least on an
individual basis. It is true that corporations will often raise
money for children's causes to generate good PR,
but we will restrict this to individuals to avoid that case.
|If you don't give to a children's charity, then you
don't care about children.
Often, this is the type of "guilt trip"
suggested by phone solicitors when you fail to make a donation to
their charity. They are hoping that since you believe that the
original assumption shown on the left is true that you will
automatically assume that the inverse is true. When we (falsely)
make that assumption, then we start feeling guilty and may donate.
After all, who wants to not care about the welfare of children?
The fact is, however, that you do not need to donate money to that
particular organization to care - you can show your concern in many