Double Purpose

@andriaperry (56339)
United States
July 13, 2017 12:50pm CST
Ever think about the purpose of the things that you do? Often times I do but for the most part its an unconscious action that may be helping or hurting someone or something else. For instance : I planted Sunflowers for my viewing of the beauty they give, but also for me and the birds to have seeds to eat. I want to donate money to the Arbor day foundation again and I will also get free trees when I do, I want Maples so I can tap them for syrup. I take in a stray cat and that helps it get love and food, it helps me keep the rats away. And then there are other actions : I make this wonderful product that millions will and can use to help improve their lives but the production process is dumped into the rivers and the air causing damage to people and wildlife. Or when people do not tell someone, even a stranger, that they have spinach in their teeth because they want the person to look bad and themselves to look good. And my favorite: People sucking up to others in order to receive gifts from people, Yes they are comforting with the purpose of getting what they can from someone with a damage self confidence. Maybe some sweet talking man comes along whispering sweet nothings in my ear Knowing all along what he just wants...........Okay I got lost in thought Know what I mean? Or Have I not had enough coffee yet? Photo by Andria Perry
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• United States
13 Jul 17
There is a lot of sucking upon here at times LOL! For every action there is a reaction.
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@andriaperry (56339)
• United States
14 Jul 17
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@Courtlynn (55618)
• United States
13 Jul 17
I guess we all do stuff for more than one reason. Although the only thing I can think of that I do is help others even when I really can't, to make them smile and know they are cared about, along with make myself feel better about life.
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@andriaperry (56339)
• United States
13 Jul 17
I do understand but you don`t feel like you are buying their smile or love? I am often telling someone close to me in real life to stop buying peoples love with gifts, they will love you with or without gifts.
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@Courtlynn (55618)
• United States
13 Jul 17
@andriaperry no because we help those who already love us, and those who we dont want love from but who need help. Edit: Also helping others isn't always buying them things. It's being real with them, and being a friend.. Not some phony who really doesn't care but pretends to.. even babysitting for free when a parent doesnt have money for daycare, or when a child is sick and cant be there but the parent needs to work, or cooking them a meal or a bake good when they don't have much for food or money, or inviting them to coffee / tea. Helping doesn't always have to be about buying stuff.
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@andriaperry (56339)
• United States
13 Jul 17
@Courtlynn See I wish this guy could get through life without feeling he had to do stuff for people, who really are not in need, just to be liked. So you can pick out a phony? I have learned to since I am a landlady, I see ALL kinds of people. Edit : Yes most people in need never say a word about it, they have to much pride.
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@teamfreak16 (41175)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
13 Jul 17
Arbor Day is a good cause.
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@andriaperry (56339)
• United States
13 Jul 17
Yes it is, I have bought many fruit trees through them.
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@RasmaSandra (19041)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
13 Jul 17
Yes the world can get quite confusing. It is always hard to say when something is going to be really helpful and when it will not be. I am glad the pay phone is a thing of the past. I always felt afraid that I was going to get some bad germs and always kept the phone far from my mouth shouting into the receiver.
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@andriaperry (56339)
• United States
13 Jul 17
LOL, You and I are alike about those germs on the phones! ATM`s are becoming frightening.
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@prashu228 (25589)
• India
13 Jul 17
Yes of course , what ever we do , some other purposes or benefits are hidden in that.
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@andriaperry (56339)
• United States
13 Jul 17
Yes you see it too.
• Ponce De Leon, Florida
13 Jul 17
Maybe drink another cup
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@andriaperry (56339)
• United States
13 Jul 17
@JohnRoberts (60971)
• Los Angeles, California
13 Jul 17
Looking at the photo, I was struck that the public pay phone is now considered an "antique" that next to no one uses anymore.
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@andriaperry (56339)
• United States
13 Jul 17
This one was still there last year, downtown Anniston. I will look the next time I pass that intersection.
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@1hopefulman (31632)
• Canada
14 Jul 17
Yes, there are many things in life that serve more than one purpose or have a multi-purpose as you pointed out. "Or when people do not tell someone, even a stranger, that they have spinach in their teeth because they want the person to look bad and themselves to look good." I'm not sure about this one, but I would appreciate it if someone told me that I had spinach stuck between my teeth and so that I could clean it and not smile all day and only find out at the end of the day that I was smiling with spinach between my teeth.
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@andriaperry (56339)
• United States
14 Jul 17
No matter if I was told or not I would laugh it off.
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@1hopefulman (31632)
• Canada
14 Jul 17
@andriaperry I guess I embarrass more easily than you so.
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@andriaperry (56339)
• United States
14 Jul 17
@1hopefulman well it would be embarrassing but I have talked to many, many people in a day and then later looked in the mirror and seen either my hair stuck straight out or my mascara smeared across my face and I would just laugh wondering what they were thinking and WHY no one had the ... whatever, was brave enough to tell me.
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@UncleJoe (10621)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
14 Jul 17
This is one of the best posts I've ever read. You truly amaze me with all your wonderful thoughts and ideas. BTW, can I borrow $40 to get a haircut?
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@andriaperry (56339)
• United States
14 Jul 17
No you cannot, I can do that for nothing right here! Thank you, now to get more coffee!
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@UncleJoe (10621)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
14 Jul 17
@andriaperry Just kidding. Becky, among other things, is a beautician.
• United States
14 Jul 17
There is an old song by the OJays called backstabbers is what this makes me think of.
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@andriaperry (56339)
• United States
14 Jul 17
For me its more about people using people to get what they want, the other to just "feel"
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• United States
14 Jul 17
@andriaperry Yes, some of the song says about using people also I think? I dunno haha
@Lucky15 (33719)
• Philippines
13 Jul 17
that spinach on someone else's teeth, ahmm, not know what will i tell to that person if ever :)
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@andriaperry (56339)
• United States
14 Jul 17
Say " excuse me but I wanted you to know that you have something in your teeth"
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@Lucky15 (33719)
• Philippines
15 Jul 17
@andriaperry i will take this ;)
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@TRBRocks420 (81074)
• Banks, Oregon
13 Jul 17
Yum coffee lol I am drinking one now.
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@andriaperry (56339)
• United States
14 Jul 17
I am too!
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@amadeo (70421)
• United States
13 Jul 17
did you have that coffee yet?
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@andriaperry (56339)
• United States
14 Jul 17
On cup number one now.
@Tracy04 (10821)
• Malaysia
16 Jul 17
Haha I understand you completely. Even neighbour's cats we let them wander around to keep rats away.