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Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Taking A Bullet
Like with any relationship you must give a little to get a little. On T.V. sitcoms we find one character actually jumping infront of a bullet, but in reality people usually put up a risk for someone else. Today I would like to analyze how much is too much and how much is too little. I mean there is a middle, but in today's society mediocricy gets you no where. You may wonder why I bring up a topic that has little relevance, but as we look at today's society it is a growing trend that everyone must understand to be successful. Let's look at the Olympics first. Every country that wants the games must make a bid and then it is narrowed down to whom the board feels is most suitable for the 'job'. This is when the host country starts to work immediately. While each country that acts as the host country gets the honor of holding the games they must also spend approxiamately 3 billion dollars. If a friend asks them to go along somewhere, the friends get to spend time together, but one friend has to give up time that could be put somewhere else. Giving up a little to get a little is seen on the global scale and on the small scale. How do we measure how much is enough? I believe that it all comes down to not the amount that the person gives up, but the amount the other is willing to give up. You have to be on level playing fields if you want to be treated fairly. Look at it as a person bringing a gun to a knife fight. They have all the power, but nobody else gives up as much as they do. If you know me or have ever worked with me then you know that I bring the gun and knife. When I am dealing with people I have never felt like taking a bullet ever really hurt me. In this world there are not just leaders and follower, but everyone has their own special place. I put my heart into making people feel happy and doing whatever I can to provide for the commonman. My point is that I have seen too many people that are selfish and do not notice it. Never put self worth over something that could make a group of people feel better. As I sit here I realize that I still have not wrote back to my pen-pals and it makes me feel terrible because I have not put that time in for them yet this week. Now that you know that I have a hard time saying no, the lesson was not to learn how to take advantage of me. What I want you to take from this is to give a little time somewhere that you usually would not. If someone asks you to go somewhere or if they ask you do something don't stop and think about not really wanting to go or do it. Stop. Collaborate. Listen: Just Do It. For some reason they asked you and the next time you need help they will be ready to help you. It's the circle of life and it moves us all. Stay Classy Nappanee/Muncie!
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