Sometimes we do things because we fee it’s the nice thing to do and while we may have good intentions, the result of our actions end up being the opposite of what we hoped for.
This brings to mind an old saying that goes like this:
“Feed a man a fish and he eats for a day, but teach a man a fish and he eats for a lifetime”.
Wise words eh? Now think for a moment, Of the two choices, regarding another person which leads to the best outcome?
Well you could go for the first choice, problem is the person in need doesn’t ever learn how to take personal responsibility for himself. Instead, he learns how to rely on the one thats going to do for stuff him over and over and over again. In other words, your not not really helping him you are enabling him to become a burden on others even when you are not around. Again, your intentions are good, and it may be easier to just feed the man rather than invest the time and energy to teach him how to provide for himself.
However, you are hurting not only him but yourself and all that care about him as well. In other words everyone loses.
Yes, you may say to yourself that tough love sucks. But how do we make it so that our friend truly benefits in the long-term?
Well, take the time to teach your friend a skill? This may become a real investment of time but now he grows not only in self-confidence but he learns to do for himself and is no longer a problem for others. In fact, he has the chance to spread the love and by doing so he can assist others who may be in need.
With all that said, to be nice isn’t always about doing whats easy. It’s about doing what is best overall.
All this time I have been downloading content from Jupiter Broadcasting and it has never dawned on me to simply use their rss feed in gpodder.
I really feel like a dummy. I have been going to www.jupiterbroadcasting.com and one by one I would download the shows I want such as LinuxUnplugged, Scibyte and Linux Action Show. Now I don’t have to worry about doing that again thanks to something I already had installed.
Goodness, I really do learn as I go along, just as my about me page spoke about.
Lately, the hits I get on this blog have tumbled hard so I was wondering if coPromote would help ir if it was just another gmmick that would only annoy me. This makes no sense. I have over 450 followers so how do i get 20-25 hits a day or even lower? I am sed to over 100. Oh, well this will be interesting indeed.
My dear precious Ludia, It’s been so long since I last heard from you, truly I wish you love. Yet, lately I have made some requests of you that while very reasonable, were not taken very seriously by you.
How could you do this to me? After all that we have been through why does it have to come to this?
I remember the good times that we used to share, the hours of conversation we had together. How we decorated your office, we went shopping to get furniture for your new place.
Yeah we did that.
I thought it was nice how you played with my sister, she even told me how much she enjoyed spending time with you. My brother Ed, on the other hand I thought was being such a hater. Yet he meant well and even told me you was trouble from the start. But I didn’t listen I would say to him:
“You don’t understand her like I do”.
Boy was I fooled, I thought you was an angel in disguise and instead, you turned out to be a devil who wears prada.
Oh well, better to find out now than later, when my love for you would have grown even stronger and it would be that much harder to let you go.
I see none of this matters to you at all, so I am afraid that this is indeed the end of the road.