Many people in this world make-consciously- the choice to be takers. What is a Â« taker Â»? A Â« taker Â» is a person who likes to benefit from other people’s gifts. Some Â« takers Â» also like to selfishly take advantage from other people without giving anything or very few things in return.
I do think that takers’ reward already lies in what they manage to take from others. However, I consider taking as a temporary joy.
As a kid, I used to like gifts, but didn’t envision a real pleasure in giving something away by myself.
However I have matured a lot in the meantime and while discovering my passion for writing and music journalism, I have experienced the joy of giving much more. Writing in itself is a great joy, but it is multiplied by thousand when I know that the stuff I put on paper is read by people all over the world and that it is often useful to them.
I actually feel happy when an artist asks me for a review, reads it and is totally satisfied with it. His Â« thank you Â» is worth a million to me. Promoting his music and letting people know about his art is indeed a rewarding activity for the artist himself, but above all for myself.
Next time you hesitate between offering and receiving a gift, picture the joy of the person whom you’d prepare a surprise. You guessed it: the joy that illuminates your fellows’ face is certainly the greatest enrichment you could get. The more you are willing to give, the more you receive in return: more than a theory, this divine law could be verified as true and will make a happy person of anybody who is willing to apply to it.