Crudely speaking, there are two types of people in life – those that take and those that give.
And I am now at a point of realisation that these traits are pretty much fixed in one’s persona; probably from birth – we are either born a taker or a giver. That simple.
There are degrees and phases people go through in life; but in general terms, I think this seems to be how humanity is divided. I really do not think you can convert a taker to become a giver and visa versa. Often takers will adopt some of the traits of givers, but only for tactical and social reasons; not from their heart, not because they are compelled to do so. I think sometimes one can guilt a taker to be more giving; but you can guarantee within no time at all, they will return to their natural taker trait. Unfortunately the takers in society feed off the good will of the givers. It seems to have always been that way. Obviously these traits directly correlate with those who are selfies and those who are altruistic.
The purpose of this little post is to remind ourselves, that whilst we are looking at ‘those that control us’ – at the top of tree; we need to look around at those amongst us and ourselves. Because it really is the millions and millions of selfie takers amongst us, that are directly contributing to our enslavement.
often cowardly – as self preservation is paramount to them
they fleece you of your time, money, resources, skills and energy
crafty, sneaky, conniving ….in order to get what they want from others
people of no conscience
they see givers as pathetic softies and have little respect for them
I want, I need, I must have
self interests – as priority
How can I get?
insensitive to others feelings
predator existence and mindset
they seek out givers to parasite off
strive to climb up the social ladder, no matter how they get there
always seeking value for money in others’ labour and talent
talkers not listeners – always having to interrupt ….about their issues
they often remind you of an item they once gave you, or a chore they did for you
no real connection to nature
Can I have?
have no affection or connection to animals
if they do ask “How are you?” – they rarely listen to the answer
giving presents is a chore, or calculated exercise – the gifts are usually thoughtless and impersonal
stimulants and comforts as priorities
gotta have nice possessions – lots of them
they are not content unless they have got one over someone – a special deal
limpets in society
constantly striving to materialistically better themselves
self-serving priorities and purpose in life
have no authentic empathy for others who are suffering or in need
take take take take take
providers to communities
those who are compelled to share
compelled to contribute in every environment they find themselves in
they go out of their way to altruistically help others
Can I offer …..?
sensitive to others’ feelings
feel embarrassed in situations where others are always providing for them
ask “How are you?” – and mean it and listen to the answer
deep connection to nature and the rhythms of Mother Earth
good willed and often too soft and forgiving with takers
giving presents is a real enjoyment and the gifts are usually always thoughtful and appropriate gifts
Let me do that for you
deeply distressed by others who are suffering and in need
selfless outlook and the bigger picture in life
How can I give?
once they have given to you, they never mention it again
they are not lazy, they make the effort to contribute to society
willing to make personal scarifies for others, for the greater good
feel awkward about taking, without giving back in return
they genuinely ask ……“Is there anything I can do to help? ” and they follow through with it
deep connection with animals, seeing them as sentient beings
they show levels of bravery for altruistic reasons
give give give give give
Self made man