Wednesday, April 30, 2008

A rant

OK, I try not to expect anything when I give. It's all about the joy of giving and making others happy, right? But I'm only human, and sometimes I just feel like I give and give and give and get nothing in return, and then the only other kind of "giving" I'd like to do is "giving up." And I feel like I'm not supposed to talk about this because, hey, it's my problem right? Stop whining, right?

But it's frustrating. I guess I'm enlightened enough yet. Maybe I need another spiritual journey. Most of the time I do enjoy giving without expecting anything in return. Once in a while, though, it's great to hear a "thanks" and that's gratifying enough. But lately, it seems like people will just take and never give back.

I won't go in the details here. Just so you know, it's okay to say, "thank you, I appreciate that" or "well done" or "I hear you -- you're not alone." Even a criticism would be an acknowledgement that I actually exist in your world. I'm just human. I need a little pick-me-up once in a while, too. It's okay to reach out and say, "yes, I think about you."

4 comments:

Carpe Diem said...

Huh. I, as a teenager, sometimes feel that myself, and I would usually blame it on my peers' immaturity. But now it seems this problem is does not regard age. So now, instead, I'll say it is because of our greater minds. I'm not being very humble here, but, hey, I'm being honest. That, or we could speak of the low and mean-spirited human society--a whole new rant which I won't develop on, because I don't really know the context after all.

But, all in all, it happens. Trust me.

Carpe Diem said...

Slash the "is" between "problem" and "does". Bad proofreading. Sorry.

Ray Wong said...

Ah, the perfectionist! :) Thanks for writing. You have no idea how much that means to me. At least someone is listening! :)

Carpe Diem said...

No prob! The greater minds stick together, right? ;)