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Serve or be served?

  1. aka-dj profile image80
    aka-djposted 6 years ago

    What will you aim for this next 12 months.

    To serve others more?
    Be one who is served more?

    Another way to put it would be...
    Will you give more?
    Take more?
    (and I don't just mean money, or "stuff".)

    1. mohitmisra profile image60
      mohitmisraposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      By serving others I will be serving myself. smile

      1. aka-dj profile image80
        aka-djposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Does that mean your aim is to be self-serving?

        1. Jerami profile image77
          Jeramiposted 6 years ago in reply to this

             I think that I know what mohit is saying.
             When we serve our selves we can accomplish only so much.
          And being self serving in nature, there will be no one there to help us when we need it the most.
            If we help 10 people when they need it the most, they will succeed. and if only two of those ten people that you have helped are there to help when you need it the most, when all is said and done you will have achieved three time as much for yourself as you would have achieved by yourself.
             Therefore the most selfish thing that a person can do is to be unselfish

    2. double_frick profile image80
      double_frickposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      i am working on giving without expectation of receiving and also taking action while being detached from the results.

    3. yolanda yvette profile image61
      yolanda yvetteposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I plan to give more.  More of my time, concern, more of myself.

    4. tantrum profile image59
      tantrumposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I never think about serving or being served.
      In your life you do both without thinking.
      If you think, then something is very wrong about your perception of life.

  2. Kgomo Constance T profile image60
    Kgomo Constance Tposted 6 years ago

    ..okay..very interesting...what do you mean...because i was thinking...lending a helping hand???

    1. aka-dj profile image80
      aka-djposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      That works. big_smile

  3. Valerie F profile image60
    Valerie Fposted 6 years ago

    I'm going back to school for my EMT/paramedic certifications. I think that makes it clear enough what I want to do this year.

  4. TheGlassSpider profile image80
    TheGlassSpiderposted 6 years ago

    Well. I'll go ahead and be the voice of dissension here. I've had about enough of giving for the moment, and this year I think I need to go ahead and take. Take time to relax. Take time to think. And take time to center myself.

    I don't need anyone else to serve me in order to do it; they just need to stay out of my way.

    However, I fully encourage anyone with any positive energy to get out there and share it.