A Haiku - Selfishness
A Haiku - Selfishness
Giving of ourselves
is more blest than receiving.
Thinking of others....
Selfishness: The real Midas touch.
In the fictional tale of Midas, he wished that everything he touched might turn to gold. Sadly, in an ironic "moral of the story" he touched his beloved daughter.
Selfishness is like that. Selfish persons always think first of themselves, without fully weighing the consequences for anyone else.
Such a person is the last person you would want to include in a group of people who were starving with a limited supply of food to possibly last until relief arrives.
The selfish person is a step below the thoughtless person who can be excused for not having learned to think of others, but at least doesn't act only from self-interest.
In selfishness there is no real comprehension or exercise of "The Golden Rule." If there were, the selfish person would become one of life's most selfless persons.
Life is even more beautiful when we help others along their journey.
© 2014 Demas W. Jasper All rights reserved.
A solution for selfishness? Charity....
- A Haiku - Charity
One definition of "charity" calls it Christian love. That is too narrow a definition, for any act of charity by a Buddhist, a Muslim, an agnostic, an atheist, or any human for another is love.
- A Haiku - Service
Service to others, including our own family, is something we are each capable of doing within our own capacity and abilities. There is time for that. As precious as time is, living well is priceless.
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