Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Too Many Users And Takers...!
As of late, I find myself around more of the users and the takers.
The people I'm referring to are the ones that believe the whole world revolves around them. They seem to believe that everything that is done is for their benefit. They take and take, always using what they take from others but with no concern for those they take from.
These people are the takers of not only things, but of dreams as well. They have no dreams or visions of their own, so feel that no one should have any either. They bring nothing to the table of life, offer nothing of value to share, and do their best to discourage any original action unless it is directly for them and their benefit.
These parasites use , but never replace. They use, but never ask. They use, but never share! Left to their own devices, they are worthless and empty. They have no purpose except to take. When they have no one left to take from, they perish. If they cannot take the lions share of the dreams of others, they destroy those dreams if possible.
These people try and insert themselves into the lives of others, as they have no lives of any value of their own. They want to share the friends of others, as they have no friends of their own. They want acceptance from others, as they cannot and do not accept themselves.
The rest of us can refuse to let the users and takers from infiltrating our lives if we only admit that we know them for what they are. They might pretend to be friends, but offer no acts of friendship. They may act as family, but do not hold to the same values that our true family does. They may say they are part of our community, but do nothing to contribute to the value and good of the community!
I, for one, will not set a place at my table for such as these. I will not allow the likes of these people to darken my doorstep any longer. There will be no welcome at my fire for those that follow the path of using and taking.
I, and the rest of my friends and community, will offer help to those that need help and cannot do for themselves. We will teach those that really want to learn to better themselves. We will serve gladly as guides for those that really want to follow the same path as we, as long as they wish to someday help to guide others that are lost or confused about where our path is.
We will share our bounty with those that share in our labor. We will share our friendship with those that offer their friendship in return. We will offer a place in our community for those that really want to become a viable part of that community. There will always be a place at my table for those that do not expect a larger portion than the others at the table.
I will share what I have, but will not give it away. I will help you, not do it for you. I can only feel your pain and share your happiness if it is truly heartfelt.
All I ask is that you wear no mask. Be honest with me, expect honesty in return. You may ask of me, but make no demands. I will gladly accept you as a companion on my journey, as long as our paths lead in the same direction. When we must part and take different paths, may we do so with a smile, a handshake, and a memory of a pleasant fellow traveler.
Now let's get a fresh cup of coffee, my friend. And please, share my patio for a while, OK?