Charity’s definition is Christian love of ones fellows. The word comes from caritas (dear one) and before that, the Greek agape. Agape is used as a form of affection but also as the most selfless love of others. How can we resolve the individual entitlement of today’s barrage of information with this concept?
It is true we must have self-love to give love away to others, and we practice prayer, meditation, yoga, hypnosis, LSD therapy to attempt self-love. Freud may have invented individualism but the USA popularized it. The love of celebrities are our gods. A celebrity may offer skin care advice, health advice, political advice and financial advice. This is indeed a different situation than the Gods of any era may have subscribed to.