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When we look for the right time to give

Have you ever won­de­red what “giving” real­ly means? Let’s think about it. Accor­ding to Wiki­pe­dia, a dona­tion is an act of gif­ting someone some­thing without recom­pense. There is a small pre­ci­sion which high­lights that the donor should act without ful­filling any form of obli­ga­tion other than their moti­va­tion. Is that what our belo­ved social net­works and our gene­ral socie­ty are proposing?

First of all, I believe that reques­ting dona­tions dis­torts the concept itself. Even if the request is made through an inter­me­dia­ry, I still don’t think it is cor­rect. Second­ly, a pro­mo­tio­nal gift or dona­tion equal­ly, in my opi­nion, mere­ly diverts the concept. My phi­lan­thro­py post talks a lit­tle bit about this. https://coachdanny.ca/2019/11/15/nationalphilanthropyday-solomotivation-fridayfeeling-2/

Final­ly, let’s look at the receiver’s point of view. In my opi­nion, recei­ving a dona­tion should be defi­ned by the context itself. Take the fol­lo­wing example. You’re wal­king in the forest and you fall on an apple tree or other fruit tree. Seeing these apples trig­gers an appe­tite that was about to arise, but which was wai­ting for the right moment. You see a sign on the tree that says, “Help your­self, I’m hap­py for you to take some.” Isn’t it won­der­ful that both the gift and the recei­ver are brought toge­ther by chance? The fact is that the apple tree is the work of a good Sama­ri­tan, who eve­ry week passes by and tends to their tree so that it can offer tas­ty fruit to any passers-by.

The moral of this sto­ry is that, in my opi­nion, a true gift will always be given without the donor and the recei­ver ever being in contact. The for­mer being moti­va­ted by their simple gene­ro­si­ty and the lat­ter, free of the weight that can come about from the hum­ble­ness of accep­ting a gift.


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.

Sources: https://solomotivation.com   

Trans­la­tion by Abbie Sims: https://www.linkedin.com/in/acsims/

Last Upda­ted on Decem­ber 9, 2019 by Coach Dan­ny

Coach Danny

See in me a trustworthy person who will not disappoint you. Although, like you, I have to work to make a living, your well being is my main interest and together we will find goals to make you feel fulfilled and proud of you. It has nothing to do with your bank account, your physical appearance or your material assets. Let’s be clear, we are working on fundamental levers for every human, whether you are a homeless person or part of royalty, you have these same levers. I’m Danny (aka CoachDanny). The people I work with are few, but they all have one thing in common. They share a common goal, self-fulfillment and more.