byproducts after personal spiritual and physical abundance and comfort.
You may have heard that some individuals were loudly praised for being kind and generous. The recipients of praise are happy
and even feel flattered; bystanders would admire and even envy them.
Who are the people that would be so praised? Clearly, kindness and generosity have been used to characterize a person who is
willing to provide spiritual and/or physical support in a timely fashion for others at need. Why are people willing to do so leading to
the public’s recognition for their kindness and generosity?
As discussed in features of act, an act is always intended to award its participants with the benefit to gain a feeling of being more
comfortable and in control. A similar scenario is applicable and incurs to kind and generous people.
Why? It is because they will expectantly benefit from gaining a better position for future adventures in life through the subsequently
enhanced credibility, social acceptance and so on. They earn such invisible assets from recognition. Despite the availability of
these intangible benefits, is everyone willing to provide kind and generous acts? Of course not.
Then, who will? If an act will make a person feel pinched or suffered in some way spiritually and/or physically, such a delivery of
kindness and generosity will unlikely take place because it is clearly against the common sense of feeling better from an act.
Therefore, we can deduce and recognize the characteristics of kindness and generosity as the byproducts after personal spiritual
and physical abundance and comfort; as well, pure kindness and generosity never exist although these personal characteristics
have been highly welcomed and praised. Truly, the application of these characteristics has been used to enhance the closeness of
relationships among people effectively. Unfortunately, the practice of expressing these characteristics has been deployed as an
effective means of deception in order to accomplish indirect self-service to fulfill the needed goals of life but at the expense of
The need and activity for food and sex display the beauty and ugliness of life. And any act is ultimately intended to fulfill these needs
on the constant path of life as described in Section 2.1. The need and activity of a group such as a family, a special group, a society,
a nation, and the world are merely the accumulation of all its participating members although all the members still have the same
goal and path in life.
Any act is intended to serve the momentary and situational needs of its owners in order to make them feel more comfortable and in
control. After we unveil the real face of kindness and generosity, in reality, we should not feel sad. Please remember a sense of
perfection only appears momentarily but never long-lasting. Therefore, we should still appreciate and pay due respect to people
who are willing to display “genuine” kindness and generosity after personal spiritual and physical abundance and comfort. We
recognize and respect them as philanthropists. Worse yet are those who are abundant, but unwilling to share a penny to ease and
rescue the people in need with suffering and pain.
The degree and intensity of kindness and generosity may vary according to the changing time and location because the then
environments reflect different sense and degree of comfort and security, leading to the feeling of “what could be good to me
spiritually and/or physically?”
For instance, the atmosphere and practice of personal donation is much more prevailing in Western society than those in Eastern
society even though the personal wealth and abundance are compatible. As we can see, spiritual and physical abundance does
not necessarily come with spiritual and physical comfort; personal donation will not take place with abundance alone.
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