I'm generous. I actually enjoy giving.
I learned a long time ago that you can't even give without receiving something, even if it's just receiving the great feeling of helping another human being. I'm not saying this to brag, there's a point here. I promise.
What are you getting at Meek?
I wrote a blog about it, wanna read it? Here it goes..
We've all heard the age old adage "Give a man to fish and you'll feed them for a day, teach them to fish and you will feed them for a lifetime." It's a proverbial saying which suggests teaching someone how to get their own is much better than just constantly giving them everything. While I don't think this text means you shouldn't give, I think it does express a point.
Giving the concept or thought process is much better than repeatedly giving someone a solution to their problem or solving their problems for them. Let people solve their own problems. At the end of the day, we're all adults and are responsible for our lives.We must be problem solvers, it's part of being an adult and taking responsibility. Let people fight their own battles, learn their own skills, and overcoming their own problems. It's an empowering experience. Don't enable foolishness, you'll create a mental cripple.
I believe at times we all need a little help, but we should only help those who want to help themselves. If someone grows accustomed to things being given to them, will they ever learn to fend for themselves?
I thought you'd agree.
What you earn, you value.
Empower, don't enable..