They say a fool and his money are soon parted. Hmm....but what actually constitutes being a fool? Am I a fool if I see someone struggling and I decide to help out? Am I a fool for investing in someone's dream? Am I a fool for wanting to better the quality of life for someone struggling with an affliction?
Some may answer these questions as "yes". That doesn't make them a bad person....just having a differing set of values and expectations. For me...? Well if you know me, then you know where my head (and heart) is.
Being raised the way I was raised and experiencing "hardships" growing up (I put quotation marks because, frankly I never knew the challenges. My mom was great at making sure we had what we needed....even if not what we wanted), I recognize that we all have an obligation to support each other. Those were the values instilled in me. Those are the things that I strongly believe. For every blessing you give, you receive tenfold. I'm not rich, but I'm comfortable and able to put my family in a winning position.
Now please don't get it twisted. I'm not crazy enough to constantly throw money towards ungrateful, uncaring, self serving people who are NOT looking to help others or people who are wasteful. THAT would be foolish!
Here is today's thought:
“Doing nothing for others is the undoing of ourselves.”
- Horace Mann