Unless you want, for example, the world to burn down and more genocides to prosper and more entire nations to starve, I recommend looking beyond giving the poor "accoutrements" and look into becoming someone strong enough to pull up the roots of poverty and heal the ground beneath. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was "self-indulgent" enough to muster the individuality it takes to lead. Had he possessed the good sense and common courtesy to just say, "Wow, who do I think I am to try to change the world in which I live--to quest for personal (and collective) happiness," this world would be an uglier place to lie low and conform. How dare you talk about deserving, Nick Urman. And how dare you attack someone for starting a movement. Are you in fact so desperate to be different--to, yes, be a non-conformist--that you're promoting this tragic swill?
There ARE things to escape--but the key word should be change. And we can't change if we don't deserve to claim ourselves for our own.