Dr. June Taylor--ideas on prosperity, and giving.

@GardenGerty (116790)
United States
December 23, 2006 6:28pm CST
Her philosophy is that prosperity is having enough money to do what you want to do, when you want to do it. I read her column in our local newspaper on occassion. She made some observations about giving that were interesting. Forgive me, I wrote down the quote, and then lost it.Basically she said that giving all of the time, and never receiving leads to iindifference. Receiving all of the time, but never giving leads to a mentality of entitlement.I think this is what is going on in our society. People give and give until they cannot even care anymore. People who receive often do not have the option to give, or are not taught the option to give, and they begin to think that society owes them. What do you think of these ideas?
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
24 Dec 06
Final piont: we need balance in our life. Life is like a river. You take and you give. You have to keep balance. If you don't, life is making even with you sooner or later.
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@GardenGerty (116790)
• United States
24 Dec 06
Good point, well taken. We all need to do both, give and receive.
• United States
24 Dec 06
I don't know about that. I think most people are told by their parents to give to the more underserved. But, as in my sisters case, I've never seen her give to anything when she was able, yet she always expected something from her family. She'd tell you she didn't but, she was really good at playing the "poor me" role.
@GardenGerty (116790)
• United States
25 Dec 06
I often wonder how family members come up so different, even with the same upbringing. I have a sister who makes poor choices about a lot of things, and is paying for them now, but I do not remember ever in the last ten years that I have seen her that she has not tried to give me something. I do not like some of her life choices. I do love her.
• Philippines
24 Dec 06
well,for me prosperity is having all the things that you want and knowing what to to do to them.Instead of your money in the bank..you make your money work for you...you can give t to charity without expecting something in return,Make your life productive in every way possible,thats prosperity!!!
@GardenGerty (116790)
• United States
24 Dec 06
I like that idea. My family had a very poor adult friend, but she always found ways to volunteer, and do things for others, even though she was raising 5 of her own kids plus numerous neices and nephews. She said as long as she could give then she was not really poor.
@mansha (6301)
• India
24 Dec 06
I think I agree with her if you are giving allthe time a point dsoes come when you start questioning that whether its worth it especially if you are not appreciated enough for that. And takers do start taking advantage and fail to respond positively. I have personally experienced it as my husband is the giving one and I do not stop him ever, he expects nothing in return but now people are telling me they never asked him to help he helped becase he wanted to. I didn't tell him that do not want to break his heart and I also don't think he will believe me either, he is so selfless in that matter. I just pray that god just make us a giver never a taker for his sake atleast. I agree with her to the full.
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@GardenGerty (116790)
• United States
24 Dec 06
When you find that you have to become a receiver, it is a very humbling experience, and you have to have God's grace to handle it, especially if you have always been the giver. I have been there. I think this is part of the scripture "It is more blessed to give than to receive" I hope your kind husband does not ever find that he has to be the receiver/taker.
@Leonzz (195)
• Brazil
24 Dec 06
You have to rethink what you want of your life.
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@GardenGerty (116790)
• United States
24 Dec 06
True, you cannot change what happens, only how you respond to what happens.
• United States
24 Dec 06
I like her idea about prosperity-and it seems that having enough is exactly all that people need. SOme have too much and others have too little, but in the middle we might all be much happier
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@GardenGerty (116790)
• United States
24 Dec 06
Probably true. Studies have been done that show that the more you have, the more you (think) you need. I would like to be a little more prosperous this next year, and give a little more.
@jen20619 (1302)
• Ireland
24 Dec 06
Prosperity and giving - A picture of a necklace for giving or receiving
Yes I undstand her point.I think some people can be selfish expecting to recieve all the time without giving back and yes peopel that give too much can lead to a mentality of entitlement.A good balance of giving and receiving is obviously ideal.
• India
24 Dec 06
Haven't heard of her but the key to prosperity is to give. Only when you give unconditionally, then you shall receive. Only give away what you can afford and that which wont make a difference to your lifestyle. How many people can give away a dollar a day and would be affected by it? And how many actually do it? When somebody gives you something , accept it with grace, whatever the value. This is the cycle of nature and secret to abundance.