When a word says more than you think
Have you ever looked at the definition of philanthropy? Let’s have a look. It’s amazing what you can find by simply doing some research. On one hand, we have a definition of philanthropy that is linked to the love of humanity. In my opinion, the prefix “phil” and the suffix “anthropy” describe the word quite well. On the other hand, we can talk about selflessness. To your knowledge, this means behaving without taking your own interests into consideration. Interestingly enough, the French word for selflessness (désintéressement) can also mean disinterest, i.e. not taking an interest or paying attention to anything or anyone. Rather striking, no?
How can you love something while at the same time have a hovering feeling of disinterest? Obviously, we’re playing with words here, but is that really the case? In my humble opinion, the greatest philanthropist is none other than God. God represents the universal and eternal guardian. But how does he show us his love on a daily basis? Some sacred books have the answer to that, but really, on a daily basis, don’t we have the free will that allows us to individually make our own choices and learn?
If this day becomes humanity’s Valentine’s Day, well, so be it. But is it appropriate?
I’m Danny (aka CoachDanny). I have a passion: humans. Come with me and take this minute every day to explore what’s going on today and why is it trending. Click here to get your daily thought right on time for breakfast.
Last Updated on November 24, 2019 by Coach Danny