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Giving Back to Those Around You. Is it that important?


July 26, 2014


This is an ever changing world.


Let’s face it, the economy in the US is far from being the best. It’s collapsing.



Poverty can be summed up in one word, insufficiency. The prison rate has doubled. The suicide rate keeps increasing. 38 + percent of all accidents here in the US are caused by drunk drivers.

Doesn’t this this tell you something?


They are all the result of stress. Stress and tension. Let’s use road rage for example. Have you ever had someone tell you that you’re number one while driving? Or honking at you?


I sure have while cycling and there is nothing more terrifying having a huge truck behind you just continuously blowing the horn. Now either there are two things, they are having a bad day just like all of us do sometimes, or they’re morons.


My point of that example was to show that even things, like road rage, you never know what the other person is going through to cause this.

And we possibly can’t know what people in stress are going through. But, we can help.


Do you give back to others or help those in need?


Is it important to you? How do you look at those people?



Everyone has their own logic behind it.


When is the last time you and your family volunteered or donated your time for a cause?


For me personally, I get much more happiness out of twenty dollars spent on someone who needs help, compared to something extra for myself. Like, oh look, that cool video game is now only $30!! What if I used that money together with my mom to go to a Russian Kindergarten for orphans with $30 worth of playground toys to kids who lost their mom’s and dad’s, probably do to stress in their lives.


Now to me, heck with that $30 video game, now there are dozens of orphans who can have fun and be a little happier in their lives.


Greed isn’t the answer. Remember… most parents teach their kids to share.


Think of a way you could help someone right now. You don’t have to execute, just think about some ways you could make a difference.


How would you feel being in those needy person’s shoes?





Leave a comment below on how you have helped someone in need.


Auf Wiedersehen and have a nice Sunday.




“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”

Author: Igor Miller

A passionate Swiss hotelier with a love for adventure, entrepreneurship, experiencing cultures and people.

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