To paraphrase the great Roman philosopher Seneca (4BC-65AD); “You complain that you have met with an ungrateful person. If this is your first experience of that sort, you should offer thanks either to your good luck or to your caution. However, caution can effect nothing but to make you UNGENEROUS. For if you wish to avoid such a danger, you will not GIVE benefits; and so, that benefit may not be lost with another person, they will be lost to yourself. It is better, however, TO GET NO RETURN THEN TO PRESENT NO BENEFITS.”
HOW MUCH DO YOU GIVE AWAY? A true gesture of GIVING AWAY is measured not by the result of the act but by the SOUL from which it springs. In other word’s WE DO NOT WEIGH THE BULK OF THE GIFT, BUT THE QUALITY OF THE KINDNESS WHICH PROMPTED IT. The sensible person enjoys the GIVING more than the recipient enjoys the receiving.
SO HOW MUCH DO YOU GIVE AWAY? THERE IS ALWAYS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR KINDNESS. Be happy with what you have. Share what you have and you will become rich with happiness and richer in spirit. Doing as such, YOU WILL KEEP LEARNING TO LIVE AS LONG AS YOU LIVE
KNOWLEDGE IS GIVEN BY THE WISE. KNOWLEDGE IS THE MASTER OF THE FOOL. HOW MUCH DO YOU GIVE AWAY? THE GREATEST WEALTH IS TO ALWAYS BENEFIT OTHERS. TRUE HAPPINESS IS TO UNDERSTAND OUR DUTIES TO OTHERS. THE POWER TO GIVE AWAY KNOWLEDGE IS TRUE POWER.
HOW MUCH DO YOU GIVE AWAY?
Categories: PERSPECTIVES Philosophical Perspective
Ron Winnegrad has been a Perfumer and teacher for 46 years. As a perfumer, Ron has been able to express the world he sees through a rainbow of olfactive and emotive visions. As a teacher, Ron has helped others to see fragrance through his own multi sensorial lens.
Perhaps my comment may appear repetitive, but this lesson is truly relevant in current times. If people weee more open to fiber, to be kind, to think of others perhaps the quality of our lives would be enriched.
Thanks again, as always to Ron for highlighting the obvious in a time where clarity seems to have been filed away. Best, Art
it’s just not that hard to be kind…I say it, mostly to myself, a lot, especially these days. Thanks for giving away your knowledge so freely and of course the kindness that always accompanies it. 💜