~Is "Giving" is a part of our Survival Instinct?~

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Givers vs Takers?

This article taken from Born to Be Rich

The "Mystical Force" can be interpreted to mean "instincts given to us by God."

Let's list the basic laws of Nature we've touched upon so far:

1. Givers earn more than they consume (otherwise they would have nothing to give--their resources would deplete).

2. Givers sacrifice something each time they give.

3. Whatever is radiated outward is attracted back to the giver (intangibles).

Let's look at it Backwards

Let's examine the first universal law of giving in reverse, which would be: "To consume more than you give is to take." The Mystical Force (God) dictates to every person that he will want to acquire wealth in order to assure that his primeval sense of survival is met (see chapter on Mystical Force).

This is accomplished by either of two methods. The first is to earn the wealth in any manner possible like most of us do. The other method is to infringe upon the rights of others by simply taking from them. Methods for doing this include: accepting handouts from charities, accepting handouts from the government that were not earned, accepting handouts from any source, conning others out of their money, living off the efforts of others (moving in with Mom and Dad) and stealing.

Some of these methods are quite acceptable in our society, but the result from any of these activities is exactly the same. The individual is consuming more than he earns. If an entire society behaved in this manner, the society would eventually extinguish itself and cease to exist for the lack of worthwhile activity.

It is obviously the givers who support these individuals in order to maintain a modern society. Those who desire much more than they deserve, and resort to stealing and con games, are placed apart from our society in our prisons.

Are "Takers" at the Mercy of "Givers?"

Those who only desire to consume a little bit more than their share are not considered to be such a burden and are allowed to consume a small amount. Of course, the living standard of any individual in this position is very low and so is the quality of life. The taker is at the mercy of the giver because he is in a begging position and is allowed to accept only that which is given.

Should the giver find him in dire straits one day, the takers whom he supports will suffer greatly, so that the survival of the takers may not be assured. Clearly then, being in the shoes of a taker, dependent upon the generosity of others, is a most precarious position.

The Mystical Force of a taker is not really working rationally. His survival is at stake, since his importance as a contributing member of society is nil. It would be similar to being aboard a life raft with a dying crew and limited rations. It would eventually be determined that one of the crew would be selected and ejected from the raft.

Further proof that being a taker is a precarious position to be in is that the low quality of life offered by this approach threatens the survival of the offspring. The quality of the food, shelter, clothing, and medical attention might be so low as to bring the ancestral line to its end.

Current Update : Economic hardships are imposed upon many individuals who are forced into being takers, who would rather be givers if they had the opportunity. We live in a time where those fortuneate enough to be "Givers" are appreciated more than ever before.

We can learn from History

History has shown that a society that is overcrowded with takers will eventually wither and die. The once-great Roman Empire ruled the world for hundreds of years but eventually succumbed to takers who were overcome with greed. The outlying conquered countries became the givers who contributed taxes for the support of Rome. The citizens had nothing to do but roam the streets in support of various politicians who gave the largest handouts. The once-great empire became totally helpless, and the first conqueror who came along—Hannibal, and others--put the Romans back to work.

It is when the givers give up their endeavors, that the society will succumb to the takers in the same manner as the Roman Empire.

The USA is filled with "Givers."

The USA is the most genereous nation on Earth. We give more to the unfortunate than the rest of the world combined.

~*~

This article taken from Born to be Rich


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We can learn from History

History has shown that a society that is overcrowded with takers will eventually wither and die. The once-great Roman Empire ruled the world for hundreds of years but eventually succumbed to takers who were overcome with greed. The outlying conquered countries became the givers who contributed taxes for the support of Rome. The citizens had nothing to do but roam the streets in support of various politicians who gave the largest handouts. The once-great empire became totally helpless, and the first conqueror who came along—Hannibal, and others--put the Romans back to work.

It is when the givers give up their endeavors, that the society will succumb to the takers in the same manner as the Roman Empire.

The USA is filled with "Givers."

The USA is the most genereous nation on Earth. We give more to the unfortunate than the rest of the world combined.

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christopheranton 4 years ago from Gillingham Kent. United Kingdom

Some wise words there RJ. They give me a lot to think about.


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Reynold Jay 4 years ago from Saginaw, Michigan Author

For a thinker like you this is elementary. No big heavy thoughts here for anyone--just some observations put into context.


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The Frog Prince 4 years ago from Arlington, TX

Jay - The best mentor in my life taught me "You Get By Giving" which I took up as a credo in my life. Takers can wear me out, but only if I allow that to happen. I don't.

The Frog


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Reynold Jay 4 years ago from Saginaw, Michigan Author

It sounds like you got this figured out well. I haven't been that active with reading HUBs like I would like and I'd bet I have missed out on you and Christopher. I've been busy publishing my novels and running a home business selling...guess what?--comics.


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Billjordan 4 years ago from Houston

Interesting read I believe you have to have a balance of givers and takers.


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Reynold Jay 4 years ago from Saginaw, Michigan Author

"Balance" is a big part of the Budda religion. Glad you took time to comment. RJ


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cleaner3 4 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

I enjoyed your hub but what does that have to do with my poetry tributes.? Thanks for the ride.


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montecristo 4 years ago from Hampton Roads, Virginia

Good hub. Voted up! Thanks for sharing!


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Reynold Jay 4 years ago from Saginaw, Michigan Author

Cleaner 3 I do poety and song writing HUBS too. Probably All the Kings Horses would be of mot interest and possibly the Apple Ballad a good 2nd choice. I gotta check out more of you HUBS now.

Montecristo...Glad you stopped in and I gotta see another one of your HUBS.


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tinigenie 4 years ago from New Jersey

R jay, you are so creative. I love people that innovate with new concepts. I enjoyed reading this and am looking forward to reading more. thank you, i have to follow because i can't stay away. Cool!


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Reynold Jay 4 years ago from Saginaw, Michigan Author

Hi tinigenie...Thanks for stopp'n by.


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nkuzyk 4 years ago from Canada

Reynold! This is a great post! It definitely brought insight to me. Thank you very much for referring this. I think that the "message" this post portrays is a great lesson. And I can totally be applied in many aspects of life. Super creative! :D


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AnnRandolph 4 years ago

Reynold, you are right. I did enjoy this hub. Thank you for sharing.


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Reynold Jay 4 years ago from Saginaw, Michigan Author

Nkuzyk and Ann-- Glad you found the article and thanks for making the comments.


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BizVT34 4 years ago from USA

Reynold- good stuff, it certainly applies to day-to-day decisions when running a business.


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Reynold Jay 4 years ago from Saginaw, Michigan Author

I would imagine a busiess oriented person like you would agree completely. Thanks for stoppng by today


Sueswan 4 years ago

Hi Reynold

Good to see you again. Giving is a good thing but we have to be selective because there are so many with their hands.

Take Care


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Reynold Jay 4 years ago from Saginaw, Michigan Author

Yep---we are making decisions around the clock anf hands are held out much too often.


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Alex Jose 4 years ago from Cleveland, Ohio

Great Thoughts RJ ...


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Reynold Jay 4 years ago from Saginaw, Michigan Author

Hi Alex. I read your article on tea and it was a good one. I was a mobile DJ for two decades and loved it. You will do well to put on a terrific show and earn good money. Check out my DJ story called "Paint me a Promise and A Hundred Bucks" and you and I will be buddies forever.

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