Do we return enough to our Society than we receive?
November 20, 2006 7:31am CST
Men have come and men have gone....I am not sounding too philosiphical, but it is true from times immemorial since the Adam and Eve era, we have to return to the society in some form or the other, for all that we have received in our lives. This realisation dawns after one attains maturity of thinking, and realising that we all live in a society and that the society has something to offer to us. During our childhood all of us only take from the society in so many ways, be in education, sports, entertainment, etc. It is only when one starts earning and is able to save a part of that, then we feel like returning to the society in bits and parts for all that we have received from the society. Man being a social animal has always wanted to take advantage of living in a community and having to be surrounded by different types of nucleas of people - it could be the work place, the home, the club, the entertainment mall, etc. So when the philanthrophists and other highly placed people declare that they would like to return to the society by setting up schools for the downtrodden and the less fortunate, by donating generously part of their earnings, by providing clothes and food to the hungry, etc. - are they returning enough or is it too little? Is it only they who have an obligation of returning to the society? Can I and you as commoners also do the same and are we thinking so? Is there a wall, obstacle or hesitance that come in our way? Also how much of this thing returning - enough to take care of this world? Are we all thinking and spending enough time for such good thoughts?
26 Nov 06
jerry, let me be honest, we even don't ask ourselves this question, and it's true. Though we shouldn't loss respect of human being, and human being still srive after freedom, justice and goodness the only question I ask myself seldom with whom "human being" starts and whom to keep away from "human being"... however let's be optimistic because that will take us to the future, possibly better one
27 Nov 06
Yes Sanmarg....we start asking this question only when we are a little more mature in age, and when we realise the importance of living in a society and more importantly how much the society has given to us in various forms. Human beings are always laid back as their wants and needs are taken care of, it is only when this is not fulfilled they start looking out for help. I guess that is life.