Sunday, August 21, 2011

2 Share or Not

When I was expressing sorrow over not having gotten a good picture of these two, I was told, 'But it does tell a story".  And it does. Toddlers have a hard time learning that not everything belongs to them.  They eye others toys and grab them whenever they get a chance.  Naturally those people to whom they belong don't want to readily give them up to just anyone and anytime.  Ashley takes pride in her "Build-a-
Bears" which she has gotten for special occasions.  Yes, they are 'hers'.  And Caleb is admiring them himself and wants them for his own.  As people grow up, they understand this concept, unless they have always been given everything they want...and especially when they have never ever had to work for anything.

We have a problem with that in our society right now.  As a matter of fact that is the way it is in much of the world at the present time.

It is sad to see an adult who is still handicapped with the mind of a toddler, expecting everything, but not knowing how to go about getting them without taking from another that which is his.

A friend of ours who sees a lot of his in his practice told us recently, it is quite different to give a hand out and to give a man a hand up. Another way I've heard it said is,'You can give a man a fish and he has a fish. But if you teach him to fish, he will never go hungry."

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