Thursday, February 10, 2011

Giving is a drug

There's a good post on The Simple Dollar discussing the difference between feeling there's an abundance in life versus a world lacking all we need. What's interesting is it seems the more people see the world as lacking the more they hoard—not share. I guess it's part of nature to ensure survival, but when people hoard, it actually causes a lack in the world. If everyone shared, we'd have plenty for everyone! What a crazy world we live in.
I bring this up not because I'm so giving, but for the opposite reason. I gave to someone homeless for the first time in a long time today and have started trying to give people small gifts on their birthdays once again (not just family) and I like the feeling. I know some people say being nice is selfish if you get something out of it, but if that's the case I want to be more selfish! It's a win-win situation if someone gets something they need and I feel better! Who needs prescriptive drugs (or any other kind, for that matter?). Not givers!