Thursday, December 06, 2012

Different Perspectives?

*photo taken from Tumblr
I have a question, is it really important that every good things that we do to other people must be repaid?
Is it an obligation for those in need to repay us if we help them?
The reason I say this is because I noticed a few people with this perspective.
They believe that if those people won't be able to return us the favour in the future, those people are not worth helping or if those people in need won't help us if we are in trouble in the future, then it will be a waste of time to help them now.
I have a different perspective, so I disagree with them.
We can't really predict the future, so what we decide at the moment is basically based on our instinct.
Sometimes it is also important to help sincerely without hoping for anything in return.  
Charity work could be in any form as long as it is done with sincerity.  
I admit, it does feel terrible if the people you once help ended up refuse to help you when you need their help.  It will probably make you feel betrayed or stupid.  
But is that a good excuse to not help anyone in trouble at all?
There are a lot of bad people in this world, I am aware of that.  More and more people are taking advantage over people's kindness.  It is probably one of the reason that created this group of people with the thought of  helping people is an utterly waste of time.
As much as you need to be wise in deciding if you should help someone, it is also important to not lose that kindness in your heart.  This world needs more kindness.  Too many are evil running around.

*photo taken from Tumblr

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