At the young age of 43 years, I have become more and more convinced as I journey through this life that humanity can basically be divided into two distinct groups – the givers, and the takers.
The givers generally look for little or nothing in return for their acts of kindness and generosity. Their greatest blessings in life come from being of service to their fellowman combined with the knowledge that in some small way they are able to make a difference in the world by blessing the lives of others.
The takers, on the other hand, are willing to take whatever they can obtain without the slightest intentions of ever giving anything in return. These are they who contend that the world owes them everything, but they owe the world nothing. They continually fill their coffers with those things that they have taken from others, and consider themselves to be blessed for so doing.
It is oftentimes the givers of the world who are taken for granted, ignored, or even forgotten. All the while, the takers of the world seemingly continue to bask in their greediness and self-centeredness.
When it is all said and done it will be the givers left standing in the end.