There are givers and takers. For those of us who give, we put other people’s interests ahead of our own. Takers work on themselves, believing that taking care of themselves comes first, before the wants and needs of others.
Depending on the situation or circumstances, people will adopt different behaviours through a dominant model that determines which category they will fall into and how their lives will go. We emulate our behaviour by what we see, without consciously thinking about what we do.
On a spiritual and universal level, it’s always good to give and is what is expected. By giving, we are guided by the interests of others. It’s good to give, but giving to the wrong people has its pitfalls too. It’s easy to be taken advantage of when you continually give to the same people.
There has to be an exchange from others too who must also give, so that individually everyone is on the receiving end of kindness. Takers usually exploit others for their own personal gain, the result being short-term gain rather than long-term relationships.
A taker’s life is about them. A taker will dominate conversations, expect favours and take other people’s support, without being a support to others. For those of us who give, it’s important we remember to think about ourselves.