Eduaction, Ethics, Humanity, Philosophy, Self development, Symbolism, Wisdom

The Joy of Giving


While trying to understand Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, I kept thinking that how can we get to the level of self actualization, if we are more involved in the struggle for survival all through our short span of life.

While cutting my nails I had a thought, why it is that if I cut the dead part of my nails, I don’t feel pain, whereas, if by mistake, a tiny piece of my nail is cut beyond the dead part, the pain is severely unbearable.

Similarly, every morning, we get rid of the extra burden (sh..t) we have accumulated over night. But if for some reason we are faced with constipation, the kind of pain we feel cannot be explained in words. The moment we are done with relieving ourselves of the extra burden, the kind of relief we feel is unprecedented.

Since I am fond of thinking out of the box, so I tried to extract meaning out of it and came to understand that nature wants us to learn, that whatever extra we have beyond our needs, if we get rid of it, the joy we will get, will make us elated to new heights.

Bill Gates after materializing his dream of a computer in every home, became an entrepreneur tycoon, and came to realize that life is not about amassing wealth, its about giving, what you have, to the destitute of the society.

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF or the Gates Foundation) is the largest private foundation in the world, founded by Bill and Melinda Gates. It was launched in 2000 and is said to be the largest transparently operated private foundation in the world. It is “driven by the interests and passions of the Gates family”. The primary aims of the foundation are, globally, to enhance healthcare and reduce extreme poverty, and in America, to expand educational opportunities and access to information technology. The foundation, (source Wikipedia).

To understand ‘the meaning of life, is to give life a meaning’. By giving or donating whatever we have beyond our needs helps us achieve the level of self actualization.

I like you to view one such video click the link given and please don’t forget to comment. Joy of Giving

Sajjad Hussain


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