Only when the last tree has died and the last river been poisoned
and the last fish been caught will we realize we cannot eat money.
‘Cree Indian Proverb’
First let us talk about ‘Wanting’ personalities-
More money ,more popularity,more pleasure,more likes in social media,more than 1000 friends/follows in social media,more achievements ( though positive ),more power one can go on… and remember, we are never tired of ‘wanting’ more.This has become a human trait.
Why you want more and more …..and even more ?
Probably you fear the ‘uncertain’ future, probably you are ‘greedy’.
These things make you develop desire, lust and finally,frustration if not successful and you may go into a dejection/depression/revengeful mode.
As the ‘ wanting’ personality,you are always obsessed with more and more demands and quick & positive outcome.
You are restless.
Can you survive a good relationship?( Wife,relatives and friends ).
The relationship can go sour since you are not getting what you wanted and when you get,it becomes incomplete since you have newer demands cropping up.
You are unhappy all the time.Neither you make people around you happy.
So you make yours and other’s lives miserable.
The point I am stressing is that you lost your commonsense and fail to know the difference between ‘love’ and ‘desire‘
“Love lasts a longtime but burning desire lasts two to three weeks” Carla Bruni
At the end who is happy?
Now let us talk of ‘Giving’ personalities…
Let us say, now that you, the ‘giving’ type,and we all know naturally,you are the happiest person on the earth.
But note down.’Giving’ personalities are of different types because their ‘giving’ pattern depends on factors like faith,Fear,self serving and spontaneous
If you are a ‘giving’ person,you are said to be guy with a kind heart,you enjoy the ‘feel good’ factor,you have a fulfillment and finally total satisfaction .Wait…….
Are you sure whom to give,when to give and how much to give ?
My feeling is…. the ‘giver’ must be judicious.
1.If you belong to too much ‘giving’ type-people may take advantage and even misuse your kindness.
2. Your continuous ‘giving’ habit can bring down motivation among the ‘takers’ and they may become lazy.
3.If you happen to be ‘giving’ to the ‘wanting’ personalities,then you are doing a great harm to your philosophy.
So there is some ‘ART’ which you have to follow if you belong to ‘giving’ trait.
Thank you so much for taking your time to reach this point.
Do you agree that most of us belong to both categories with variation in intensity?
Please share your thoughts on this.
Inspiration- Swami Sukhabodhananda,Michele, Roya Rad,Guy Hatcher,pixabay
What is Human Being ?
Scientists call us Homo sapiens,a member of the Animal Kingdom,however we are fortunate and never addressed by a fellow human being as an animal.Human being is a complex matter, and nobody is able to figure it out.
May be a specialized animal,which can think,talk,express,and has bones and flesh.
So what ? Other animals also can do these things,talk in their language,can communicate, have bones and flesh too .
May be we are the only animals that Laugh & Weep ! May be we are unique animal with ?? conscious . May be we have upright Stance etc.etc.
What is being Human ?
Being Human has a long definition One is easily tempted to define being human as one who is sensible to others pain,who is kind,compassionate,caring.helpful,devotional,merciful,not war mongering,,ethical, always on righteous path,generous,free from anger,jealousy,Oh! let me take a breath.You can further add etc.etc. All these good characters are supposed to be shown on the fellow Human beings.
So if a person has all the above qualities can we safely address this person as Being Human ?
I don’t think so and I feel that being human,no longer can be tagged with these qualities,but one should go beyond, I mean we should stretch the definition to the one who takes care of preserving Nature from being destroyed, and takes care of other living creatures( you name it…it’s there ) of God.
Being Being Human,also means to take care of the Nature,Nature in turn takes care of you
Some intelligent Human being even coined the term ‘Humane Killing’. It is said that by stunning the animal before killing is automatically Humane ( bad reputation for being Human ), since the animal suffers less in this method.Killing is killing and how can one justify ‘less suffering’. Suffering is suffering and nothing less or more in it.
Why can’t we Being Human,show the same kindness to animals what we supposed to show to other human beings ??
How nice and kind if we behalve differently towards animals ?
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