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hu·man·i·tar·i·an [hyoo-man-i-tair-ee-uhn or, often,yoo-]

1. having concern for or helping to improve the welfare and happiness of people.

“I wish I could do something like you, helping others.”  A man came up to me and told me this at an event at the University of North Dakota some years ago.  “But, I’m too old now.”  I asked how old he was, and he said, “Forty-three.” I’m forty-four, I told him.  “Yeah, but my finances are just not where I could take the time to dedicate to others.”  I live month-to-month, I told him.  “And I have a son, so I really need to take care of him first.” I have two kids, I told him.