Cross the ocean....
June 13, 2019 10:37pm CST
I have heard this phrase " don't cross the ocean for the people who wouldn't cross a puddle for you" I certainly agree to that, but I have always believed love and life isn't just about what you gain, it's also about what you give. I believe giving is more than getting. To this I thought, probably I will cross the ocean and climb the mountains, if it is something that my heart says, irrespective of the fact what I get in return....
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I also heard that phrase, it is true to some extent. I followed a broadminded way with two people in my life, I always pardoned their mistakes and never bother about the returns. Unfortunately both of them showed their real colour after their gains. There I learned, this phrase is true too. I do help people still without expecting returns but now I do only for the deserved ones.
• Perth, Australia
@Aansh13 I really loved this post. I've also never heard that saying before. And your way of looking at it now makes me view it two ways. When I first read it I thought "That is so true. Why bother doing so much for people who don't respect or care a lot for me." So I took it as not giving so much to people who may be using you or not appreciating you. But I also view it like you're saying because I love to do things for people without expecting anything back. And I will forever continue to do so but I don't want to be too helpful for people who don't deserve my kindness. So I am viewing this saying in two ways. I think it's fine to want to do things for people and not expect anything back but I don't agree that we should keep on helping people who treat us badly or don't appreciate what we do. That is where I draw the line.
One wouldn't cross a puddle for you and you would cross the ocean for that selfish creature. No siree, love and life do not call for condoning the lazy and the selfish. With family and friends, even if there is a difference in opinions, people meet more than halfway to understand or help the other. We give. That gesture can be reciprocated in many ways. Receiving is heartwarming.